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Yalahau Lagoon

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Address: Holbox Island, Mexico
Phone Number:
9841827752
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US$30.00*
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Isla Pajaros, Passion Island and Swimming in Yalahau from Isla Holbox
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US$142.00*
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Holbox Island Tour from Cancun
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Holbox Island Tour from Playa del Carmen

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Cenote

Nice ojo de agua to swim in! Good value for money tours, went on a small boat with a local who told us about the place, really nice!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
olivier1simon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ojo de agua to swim in! Good value for money tours, went on a small boat with a local who told us about the place, really nice!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The natives love to share their natural wonders....watch out for the alligators! Nice boat ride if you can ride on a smaller boat....

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is an incredible place to come, and take a swim, beautiful landscapes. The saying goes that this was the fountain of youth for the mayan culture

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Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Interesting spring near the estuary. Saw some cool tiny fish snorkeling near the exit of the spring - water cool but nice. Really beautiful overlook worth the trip to see. Also went to the 2 bird islands. Worth it.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the 3 island tour. Overall it was a small little lagoon cenote type water hole, personally I thought it was overrated . Kinda small and crowded , although the water was refreshing but there was a lot of trash around the island. 10 pesos per person to enter but the lady ended up not giving me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

As part of the whales watching tour we visited this place in Mangrove area of the coast and we found unexpectedly a pool of clear, refreshing water which was fed underground from a bubbling spring. Try to have a look deep down the spring - the water is almost 2 meter deep. Bathing here was a treat!

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stopped at this pool of refreshing water after seeing a couple of other islands on an excursion. Being a small group of 4 in itself was a bonus but once we reached Yalahau most other visitors were leaving or had left. This left us with the whole area to ourselves and it was lovely. Great place to finish our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The early bird catches a stupendous place to chill. The water is so refreshing! Jump into the pool of clean spring water. But be the first to come otherwise it might get crowded. We arrived at 9 am and we were the first ones. It was worth it.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Refreshing and beautiful spot to escape the heat and humidity. The 75F (or so) water felt so darn good. The other "Islas" were just OK.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We used Willy's Tours for this trip as we had for Whale Shark trip. Went to the lagoon, very refreshing and cool water, a refreshing change, some small fish to see and a good look out point, we also saw an small alligator in the sea on the boat back. After this we were taken to Passion Island and saw... More 

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