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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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Lots of fishes

The grounds of Yal Ku are very enchanting with metal statues scattered all around the park. It is big so even if the tour companies started pouring in, you can still swim to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The grounds of Yal Ku are very enchanting with metal statues scattered all around the park. It is big so even if the tour companies started pouring in, you can still swim to other parts. Bring with you water shoes as some of the rocks at the entrance to the lagoon are not feet friendly, and if you don't like... More 

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful lagoon with so many fish right at your finger tips. We loved that there was a slight current but you weren't being rocked around like in the ocean snorkeling.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The water is clear and calm the day we stopped by. The different fish you can find here vs. what you find in Akumal bay is amazing. Even better is that there was virtually no sargassum. Very clean and well-organized business. A tad on the pricier side. For a couple hours of snorkeling, the cost of admission, life vests, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My 3 and 5 yo kids love swimming and this was their first experience swimming and snorkeling. Great clean place. We used their normal goggles as using snorkeling equipment for a first timer is not a good ideas. It was a good choice. We loved the 2 hrs we spent there

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A great place that we didn't intend on visiting. We stayed at the Akumal resort,,one of the staff at the resort told us about the place. we ventured on our own on foot and found it,,,beautiful and so many fish,,I am sure this place can get busy but just keep moving off to were there is no people and you... More 

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colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Yal-Ku is only a block away from the condo I stay in. I had high hopes for a great visit since the bay is mired in seaweed. I arrived at 9:00AM both days that I visited. There were already tour groups there. I went over to the far right away from everyone just to have some peace and quiet but... More 

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Some of the best snorkelling I have ever experienced which is remarkable considering I've been to Hawaii, Costa Rica, Grenada, Zanzibar, and Thailand. It is calm and easy to swim around with plenty of fish. Excellent for first timers and families and might spoil you since future snorkeling might never compare.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our 4th visit to Yal ku lagoon. It is so pretty and you see the most interesting things. We love the sculptures and the facilities are really nice for a small price it is worth it.

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Lyman, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fell in love with this place the fish were numerous the turtles and the rays were stunning we took a picnic lunch and just made a day of it!

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place. Nicely maintain park. Lots of benches and huts. Plenty of places to enter the water. Costs $14 US to get in. You can rent gear on the property. Showers and small cafe on site. The water is brackish water. Yal-ku lagoon is were fresh water and salt water mix. The water temperature changes the closer to the ocean... More 

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Address: Akumal, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal

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