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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Address: Akumal, Mexico
Activities: Snorkeling, Group tours/day tour
Description: Although the brackish water in this lagoon makes visibility difficult...
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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Wonderful swim in a breathtaking lagoon

It is 14dollars per Person but absolutely worth the money. Cristal clear water. A dream to snorkel there. and it still is kind of hidden. Behind the super touristic akumal bay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Lena K
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Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is 14dollars per Person but absolutely worth the money. Cristal clear water. A dream to snorkel there. and it still is kind of hidden. Behind the super touristic akumal bay.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice area of coral and different fish, rays for snorkelling. Safe as it is in a lagoon. Water warm and you can actually walk there from Akumal Beach. Could also take a cab there. Lots of snorkel tours go there, so you may want to go earlier in the day to avoid the crowds.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Quiet lagoon perfect for first time snorkelers. You can rent equipment if you don't have your own and there are lockers and washrooms to use. The gardens and sculptures are beautiful.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to snorkel. No turtles but lots of fish. Price went up but worth it. Get there early. No beach.

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BC, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

While the water was beautiful to swim in and there were a decent amount of fish to see, I would recommend this more to a beginner snorkller. We had our baby with us and we did swim with her in the water a little bit. Out of the water was not very comfortable as there wasn't much of a space... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is the best places to swim with turtles. You can book a tour or you can go by yourself. When you decide to go on your own just watch the location of tour guides and you will find the turtles with no problem.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Snorkeled hear for a half a day, rented a hut with a hammock, great facilities. would highly recommend.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great day snorkeling, lots of cool reef fish. Highly recommend. We went on a rainy day, so it wasn't too crowded, but I can see how it gets busy on warm days

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Yal Ku, or sometimes we have seen it as Yul Ka or even Yul Kul with reviews ....We consider this to be a wonderful place to snorkel, a favorite. We have been there three times over 13 years. Each time we saw lots of beautiful fish. Some of the fish were very large. You swim all around the lagoon around... More 

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lake forest, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed a morning snorkel at Yal Ku and saw quite a few fish. The statuary is really amazing too!

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