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“Love this area!!”
Review of Yal-ku Lagoon

Yal-ku Lagoon
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Owner description: Although the brackish water in this lagoon makes visibility difficult, there are still lots of fish and underwater caverns to explore by snorkeling or diving.
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Culiacan, Mexico
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Love this area!!”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I was scared to swim and snorkel all throughout,but the guide was very helpful and got me through! You would love this lagoon! I loved it here!! It is very safe and all the coral reef and fish is so pleasant!!

Visited August 2014
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Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Little place of heaven”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

The place is amazing for swimming or snorkeling. Very clean and well maintained by a local administration. You can rent all snorkeling equipment there and remember not to bring sun blocker as just the eco friendly brands are permitted in order to prevent pollution in the lagoon. I recommend buying the ones sold at the place to avoid bringing a brand that is not allowed.

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I love this place. The grounds are small, but beautifully landscaped with a blend of tropical vegetation and wonderful sculptures. The lagoon itself is full of fish (which seemed more plentiful at certain times of the day). I like the fact that Yal-Ku doesn't allow regular sunscreens and repellents -- you have to use "natural" products that have less of an impact on the environment. The grounds also have a variety of benches and picnic tables, an outdoor shower area, lockers for your valuables (only $3 for the day), and a snack bar. I actually spent almost two full days there, going early in the morning before the crowds arrived, and staying until late in the afternoon. In between snorkeling, I relaxed and read. Thoroughly pleasurable.

Visited August 2014
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14 attraction reviews
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“Not many fish... pity”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Been here many times. Gorgeous location, the statuary art on the grounds is absolutely stunning. Unfortunately the lagoon seems to be over attended by humans, many of them likely wearing chemical sunscreen (which kills the coral). Not many interesting fish to see most of the time, but sometimes you get lucky. Nevertheless, a lovely little place.

Visited January 2014
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Orange County, California
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“First timers perfection”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My first time snorkeling ever. How amazing. The water is so clear that you can see the fish swimming around before you get in. It took me a while to get the hand of the gear, not because it's hard to use but because I'm a chicken when it comes to being on water with sea creatures around you. The views of the area are simply amazing. Even when I was not in the water, I was amazed at the beautiful surroundings. The drive to get to this lake is also gorgeous. It's one of those little towns where you wish to one day retire.

Visited July 2014
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