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Yal-ku Lagoon

Akumal, Mexico
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quite, off the beaten path. Not very touristy. Price is very reasonable for rental of equipment. Great visibility with lots of different kinds of fish. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked around from our hotel at Akumel which proved to be a bit further than expected and in the sun you can start to wilt. It is possible to hire snorkel gear from here quite reasonably and you do need it to appreciate the...More

Thank SueWolves53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our boys (10 and 13) and had a good time. We saw many more fish here in a concentrated area than we saw in the ocean. Fish were swimming up to a couple of inches of the surface. You didn't even need to...More

Thank Y_Kathy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Again amazing, line swimming in an aquarium.. slippery steps going into and more so, out of the lagoon, take care.

Thank SharonJames_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Yal-ku has changed since I last visited, I still think it is a very worthwhile experience. There is an entrance fee. Cash only. Okay, I'm going to tell you all of the cool things about Yal-ku, and I'll tell you about the not so...More

1  Thank Karin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thus is a must see place. We visit when the ocean waters are too choppy to snorkel. The fee is minimal, you can bring a cooler, there are many places to sit and relax when not to n the water. There are showers at the...More

Thank 618cathleenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

So surprised that this was within a short walking distance from our hotel (Del Sol Beachfront). We had our own snorkeling gear so the only additional costs to the entry fee were (a) locker rental and (b) a life vest for my husband who is...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, two kids (3 and 5) and myself, spent 3.5 hours there. We rented a palapa ($20 USD extra) which includes a private entry stairway to the lagoon and 2 hammocks along with table and chairs. My 3 year old does not really swim...More

1  Thank Abipin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well sorry to say the Yal -ku lagoon is not what it was in the good ol days I reviewed it in 2012 and we were seeing the downward slide .Now unfortunately it`s just another overly crowded tourist attraction Still a nice calm place to...More

1  Thank Wbgb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Yal Ku Lagoon twice. The first was an all day excursion with an early pickup right after breakfast, snorkeling in a cenote and a cavern, lunch, the lagoon and drop off back at the hotel around 3:00pm. The problem with this itinerary is...More

1  Thank NanSea123
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Hi! Can I ask what day you went to the lagoon? I'm hearing all dif things re: how crowded it is.. Thx a MILLION!
28 May 2017|
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Response from Marcie S | Reviewed this property |
Don't waste your money going here.
Has anyone experienced braking out in a rash after snorkeling ? For example are there Chechan trees in the area?
25 March 2017|
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Response from linnea e | Reviewed this property |
I had a site to send you but the pc wouldn't allow so study up on the ChechenTree. Just doing a Google search will let you know that yes, this tree is very toxic and will produce quite a sever rash if you come into contact... More
If I get a t taxi there, will there be taxis around to get back to Akumal Beach?
23 March 2017|
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