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Yal-ku Lagoon

Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Akumal
Type: Bodies of Water, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling, Group tours/day tour
Traveler Description: Yal-ku Lagoon is wonderful for both adults and children.  There are no  ocean waves.  There are several easy entry stairs with railing into the... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Alberta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The water was warm and lovely. We went with local friends and relaxed with a couple of beers. It was a nice relaxing day!

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Saint John
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I loved this place when I came just a few years ago, but its being overused and losing fish quickly - The coral is also looking signs of being depleted. Its a money grab- the people are using suntan cream thats harmful to the fish ( they sell some bio-friendly at the office-but no one is monitoring the misuse of... More

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idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great Snorkeling, but the day we were here, the water was quite churned up from the weather and it rained.

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Lunenburg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Lots of fish...some I've never seen before. Water was a bit murky, but over all decent snorkeling. $15 dollars US to get in ...was a bit steep IMHO

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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Several of the dive shops in PDC recommended Yal-ku for its snorkelling. Unfortunately our timing was not so great, as the lagoon was full of algae and although there were tons of fish - everything just looked grey with low visibility. I heard visitors around us mention that last year it was gorgeous crystal clear water and teeming with tropical... More

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This unique lagoon provides a lovely day or afternoon snorkeling experience with paths that wind through a beautiful sculpture garden with really beautiful sculptures of women mostly in many different styles. The snorkeling is easy to assess down steps into the water. We saw the largest school of fish I've ever seen anywhere -it was magnificent! We arrived later in... More

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Arcanum, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We were brought here from Downtown Playa del Carmen by a taxi driver that was told to take us to Akumal beach for snorkeling with the sea turtles. After a cab ride that was supposed to be 250 pesos, he charged us 360. We then paid the admission of $14.00 each not realizing we had been taken to the incorrect... More

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Prince Albert, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We recently visited Yal-Ku in Akumal at the end of March. We brought our own snorkel gear for 3 of us and rented gear for my husband and life jackets for each of us. We didn't have biodegradable sunscreen so we bought a bottle there, think we paid $9 US for the bottle but we have it for future visits.... More

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Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our family rented a palapa for the day. The food is incredible and snorkeling is even better! A must see while in Akumal

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NYC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

the prices! and wish theyd take better care of the wildlife. i still see people going in with non organic sunscreen. check their bags!!!!

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