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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, swim in a refreshing underground cenote and snorkel with sea turtles in this Riviera Maya tour. <br><br>Discover the majesty of the ancient Maya at the archaeological site of Tulum. Your certified guide will lead you through the immaculate ruins with incredible views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. You’ll learn about the history of the site and the culture of the Maya civilization.<br><br>You’ll then head to the jungle and descend into a cave for a refreshing swim in a cenote surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. Finally you’ll enjoy a snorkelling experience with sea turtles in the calm clear waters of Akumal Bay. Includes lunch, guide, gear and round-trip transportation.
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E R wrote a review Nov 2020
Atlanta, Georgia63 contributions34 helpful votes
This lagoon is where fresh water meets saltwater, you’ll notice the brackish water is blurry but keep swimming and you’ll see better once you are through it. We went Sunday morning and there was no one else there! They have some cool cave like areas you can swim through if you are a good snorkeled.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Matt L wrote a review Nov 2020
Santa Clarita, California14 contributions6 helpful votes
We visited Yal-ku lagoon on Nov 8th, 2020. We rented a car and drove there after we exited hwy 307 we drove toward Akumal bay and had all sorts of tour salesman trying to wave us down frantically to sell us tours. We drove past most of them but I stopped for one. He asked us where we were going and I told him Yal-ku lagoon. He said he would escorts us there. I realized that he likely gets a kick back for bringing tourists there. I told him I wanted to go to the entrance with the statues as I had heard on trip advisor that that was the better entrance. He seemed hesitant but agreed. We followed him through a neighborhood on a long road till the road ended in a tee with signs to the left for one entrance and to the right for the other. He escorted me to the left. I followed but saw no statues. I pulled a u-turn and headed to the other entrance on the right and found the statues. We parked our car. The people there were very friendly and helpful. It was beautiful. We rented a Palapa and five life jackets along with entrance for 3 adults and one child for about a $100.00. The lagoon and palapa was breath takingly beautiful. The Palapa was awesome and relaxing with a table, two chairs, and two hammocks. The lagoon was flowing strongly out to the ocean and it was hard to swim upstream. We found it best to swim upstream near the sides of the lagoon and then once at the top we chilled and floated down enjoying the fish which were plentiful. We saw lots of yellow and black striped fish, clear fish, and bright blue fish.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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lcren wrote a review Oct 2020
Collegeville, Pennsylvania41 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I spent a beautiful morning here. We snorkeled twice and relaxed in hammocks in a rented palapa. I was amazed at the variety of fish. I was frequently surrounded by schools of fish and swam along. The ocean water mixed with fresh underground water so it was occasionally cloudy, but it’s so beautiful, I didn’t mind. When entering the area, go to the second Yal-ku. It’s gorgeous with great landscaping, statues, an excellent staff and very clean restrooms and showers. We loved this place!
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Date of experience: October 2020
KaraK21 wrote a review Sep 2020
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions3 helpful votes
Great snorkeling with tons of colorful fish. For the adventurous, you can swim out to the ocean and see larger marine life
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Date of experience: September 2020
Michael H wrote a review Sep 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah6 contributions1 helpful vote
The fresh water of an open cenote feeding into salt water created a unique lagoon experience. The water is brackish(unclear) in spots but the protected lagoon created a neat atmosphere.
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Date of experience: September 2020