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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a blast snokeling the river and saw schools of different type of fishes. The was was clear and fresh.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wonchie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Depending upon where you are staying in Akumal you can walk, drive or take a taxi. There are a couple of locations to gain access; we used the first one. It had changing rooms, banos, and paths to the lagoon. The one end of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank V4197LGdavidr
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are 2 entrances to the Lagoon. We used the 'general' entrance (on the left of the main one) - cheaper and less commercial. You swim in the same lagoon but not allowed to walk in the sculpture park. We came early, it was cloudy...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 700rombaran
Reviewed 5 days ago

we had a great time. we saw a large variety of fish - so many!! the water is calm and easy for anyone to navigate. the pelicans diving in and out of the water was fun to watch as well. note - they require biodegradable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank asgphilly
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yal-ku is a great first cenote experience. Since it connects to the sea, it is slightly warmer then most cenotes and offers the experience of a halocline, where salt water and fresh water meet. Dont expect the fish you would see on a reef, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank William P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two places with this name where you can snorkel, we went to the one which is on the West side. You can rent a palapa there and also eat at the restaurant. The snorkelling is fabulous, especially as when we were there, there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yal ku is a beautiful lagoon filled with thousands of fish. We came here as part of a tour with Riviera Adventours, and we loved every minute of it. The whole of the area is full of greenery, nature, art and sculptures. There are lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flamingice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice calm place to snorkel. We rented bikes in Akumal and biked over. Nice short ride. Price is entry only. Bring your own snorkel or rent. We had our own. Paid extra for a locker. There are bathrooms showers and change rooms. Lots of fish...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CanadaTC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group with a wide range of experience and ability. A fellow guest at our hotel recommended Yal-ku, and it did not disappoint. There was snorkel gear for rent, restrooms, and even a guide if needed. The price was extremely reasonable. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank letsgogogofromWYO
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was left in confusion from the different reviews. I really didn’t want to wear a life jacket so I went to the first entrance (not the pink signs). There is parking for 6 vehicles only. We arrived as they were unlocking the gates at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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January 20, 2019|
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Response from Ceci_Cuevas | Reviewed this property |
Try to be there early and it will be clear. That also happens because people use sunscreen. Try not to use any, you do not need it. Wear a cap and sunscreen when you are out of the water. :)
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