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Really nice place to do snorkelling to bump with a few reef fish and stingrays. However, you'll find a bit quantity of fish because it's where freshwater and seawater mingle.
It was not too crowded. You can also rent snorkeling gear at the entrance.
Just got back from a week in Akumal. We stayed in a condo less than a mile from Yal-Ku. My sister and I both read up about it and were very confused by reviews, so I hope I can clear things up a bit.
Decided to do a little snorkeling with my friends and maybe because it was murky the visibility was just okay. The equipment provided there was a bit worn (one size fits all) Also, you were required to wear a life jacket while some others were...More
There is a lot of seaweed- you'll have to swim through it at first but you do get past it. After that it is clear, and while there are some cloudy spots, there are also some really clear spots. I think we saw every fish...More
Absolutely stunning! Perfect for small kids and adults. Plenty of fish and open area for snorkeling. No guide needed...palapa #3 has the best view and you can jump into the lagoon right there.
I went twice in my 1 week trip with no tour guide....More
First the positive. It is a beautiful natural location and the parklike grounds are exceptionally attractive and lovingly maintained. Great place for a picnic, especially if you reserve a palapa. Clean restrooms, changing rooms, lockers, and working showers. Unfortunately, the snorkeling was poor. The water...More
You can use your Credit Card, make sure you go to the Yal-Ku where you rent a life jacket. It was our first time Mom and Son Trip. I've never left a resort and only 2nd time. Once the collective drops you off and you...More
This was only the second time in my life I have snorkelled. The lagoon is perfect for people like me.
I was very respectful to the lagoon marine life so I used no sun screen. My legs got so sun burnt. Lesson learned by me....More