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“Nearly Egypt”
Review of Yal-ku Lagoon

Yal-ku Lagoon
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US$89.00*
and up
Cenotes and Paradise Lagoon with Snorkeling from...
Ranked #11 of 29 things to do in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to spend several hours at, clear waters, no sea weed, no waves, plenty of sea life, excellent place for kids.

1  Thank Diana_Bournemouth
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"fish"
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"like swimming in an aquarium"
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"great place to snorkel"
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"salt water"
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"sea water"
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"calm waters"
in 27 reviews
"snorkeling experience"
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"entrance fee"
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"half moon bay"
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"open ocean"
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"rock formations"
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"snorkel gear"
in 64 reviews
"biodegradable sunscreen"
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"playa del carmen"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

FAB but very expensive to do all the activities photos also expensive loved the day out not far from hotel bus great nice day out

1  Thank Christopher P
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A very pretty place but not at all worth the money unless you have never snorkeled before and do not want to go into the ocean. There were few fish and not a big variety. They could have been seen from the surface. There was no coral or plant life at all besides the scummy growth iBill Kaminski also commented on a post on the rocks.
There is however a wonderful group of sculptures by local artists that are quite lovely! Probably not to the tune of the $14 admission fee, though.
I wouldn't waste time on this venture unless there was absolutely no other place to snorkel.

3  Thank goattoes
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the real entrance which is the original one at the roundabout. Greeted by friendly staff with free parking in the shade. We had our own snorkel but you can rent everything too. Also good facilities on site. The lagoon is much bigger than we expected and there was plenty of different fish everywhere you look.
On your way in to Akumal drive straight through all the fake scammer guys and to the end of the road where you enter through a gated community. Follow this all the way to the end until you find the entrance at the round about.

Thank Tyler1204
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We did this trip independently. We got a taxi to the lagoon and paid on the door. For two of us it cost £30.00 for an afternoon of snorkelling in what I can describe as an outdoor fish tank. Beautiful fish of every description. We should of took or rented fins though as the current is quite strong when you are swimming back. Never experienced anything like it before. Would I recommend it ..... defiantly yes but not for young children. Only downside is there is no shade at the lagoon . Make sure you use bio degradable sun protection to help preserve the lagoon.

Thank wendy1967kayla
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