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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yal-ku Lagoon

Yal-ku Lagoon
Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Akumal
Type: Bodies of Water, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling, Group tours/day tour
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Luna Pier
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great snorkeling place.....get there early and rent a palapa. Lots of fish, warm water and a great place to spend three or four hours or the whole day.

Visited March 2013
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Atlanta
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“Really Cool Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Yal-ku Lagoon is where some cenotes run into the ocean. The water is usually very clear here, and the combination of the two types of waters creates a really neat effect. This is certainly a great place to visit, but there is NO need for a guide here. The food at the cafe is probably the worst we ate on our trip (absolutely no flavor).

Visited March 2013
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Dubuque, Iowa
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“Relaxing snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is an enclosed bay and you need to pay $10. to enter, but you can stay as long as you want and even reenter. No tides or waves and lots of fish. Great way to spend an hour or two.

Visited December 2012
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Rochester, New York
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“Worth the time even if you have an hour or so”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were very pleased to snorkel here this past Februrary. The price was only about $15USD each with rental. We went late in the day as the crowds subsided. They even reduced the price for us since we only had about an hour to snorkel. This is a great place to avoid ocean currents while snorkeling as it is a sheltered lagoon. There are plenty of fish to see and interesting rock formations. There are showers available, tables, palapas to rent and a couple of food and trinket vendors nearby. When you are done, I highly suggest dinner and/or a few drinks at La Buena Vida just down the street--well worth the stop. If you have kids, Yal-ku is a great learning place for snorkeling. Look for pictures to abe added soon. Have fun!

Visited February 2013
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Minneapolis, MN
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“Save your money and go to Akumal Bay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We entered the water far to the left of the entrance and did like the plethora of sergeant majors and parrot fish - and total lack of current. But overall, the water clarity was not that great. We preferred snorkeling in Akumal Bay. Other than the cost of equipment (if you need it), snorkeling at Akumal Bay is free - plus there are turtles! Just be careful to not touch the reefs.

Visited February 2013
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