Yal-ku Lagoon

Yal-ku Lagoon, Akumal: Hours, Address, Yal-ku Lagoon Reviews: 4/5

Yal-ku Lagoon
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GlobeTrotting707478
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Great lagoon to snorkel in. Not too many people but more were coming as we left. It was a s Sunday. I would do this lagoon again.
Written July 31, 2022
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TarraS
McAlester, OK22 contributions
Family
For me this is still a wonderful place to snorkel. Relaxing, no hassle , plenty of space and so many lovely fish. I had been here 12 years ago and the water is certainly not near as clear. What is the cause?? Not sure but the entire area of beaches are full of sargassum, a seaweed-like algae. I feel this bad right now here.
Written July 10, 2022
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Barny D
Milton Keynes, UK38 contributions
Family
Worth knowing that there are two operators with access to the lagoon. The one on the left is a bit more low key; less shade, more basic facilities but cheaper.

The one on the right is more up market but more expensive. In the end, you are there for the water and both have access to the whole lagoon.

We swam as far as the marker bouys and the current is stronger there so not so good for weaker swimmers. Also there are fewer fish further from the jetties. Visibility is poor near the jetties so you need to swim far enough away to be able to see but not so far that there are fewer fish.
Written July 3, 2022
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charlie k
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Couples
First visited 2018 on a tour, felt we were a little rushed. Returned 2022 to find it has improved with changing area ,lockers and cafe.
This time arrived by taxi from hotel and had more leisure time. Had first snorkel then came out enjoyed the sunshine then returned to snorkel again. Saw so many fish and a ray. Water in some areas is brackish which affects visibility. Life jackets are mandatory which is an extra $6.. Does get busy with tour groups, just swim the opposite way and it's fine. Set in pretty grounds with sculptures. Great day out.
Written June 19, 2022
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antheunis jean-pierre
Ghent, Belgium51 contributions
Couples
We came back yesterday from 2 weeks Akumal. Our touroperator in the hotel told us about the place. We stayed at Akumal bay. It was about 6 miles on foot. But what a place. It’s only 30 US dollars. Including snorkel gear and life jacket. It’s mandatory to wear one. But you have to see the Laguun. It’s beyond words. The sea life you see is breathtaking. You can spend all day in the water. But take my advice and come early. The place is a must go!!!!
We had lots of fun
Great place, awesome experience
Written May 17, 2022
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Susan K
Baltimore, MD6 contributions
Friends
The entire trip was simply marvelous. We saw countless times and sizes of fish, and the whole experience was magical. Highly recommend.
Written April 18, 2022
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Kevin E
Brookfield, WI56 contributions
Solo
The setting is beautiful, staff are friendly, and the collection of fish is awesome but it’s ALL FOR NOT because the brackish water (mix of fresh and salt) ruins the visibility. I thought there was something wrong with my mask but after snorkeling elsewhere and doing some research I learned it was the brackish water that distorts visibility. The place is also very crowded with people that have likely never snorkeled before. I’m glad that I saw it because it is a beautiful and unique setting but as far as snorkeling goes it was one of the worst ever. A similar review from another reviewer from 2015 is accurate.
Written April 17, 2022
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PrincessPinky
Manchester, UK87 contributions
Couples
Lovely area that isn’t that touristy. Not too expensive to enter and parking is included. Easy to access the lagoon and the only slight issue is there are no lockers or anywhere to leave your things. It is safe to leave things but can be a little disconcerting. Food and drinks are available too
Written April 16, 2022
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tonypusa
Seattle, WA107 contributions
Was just here on Tuesday.

I think the reviews that say there are no fishes are just bots or paid negative reviewers from competition. There are tons of fish here.

We saw a huge yellow moray eel, at least a meter long! No idea what it was doing in the lagoon and not hiding in a hole. Also saw a mini barracuda. Lots of parrotfish. It was good fun.

Even saw a hawk like bird flying in the air, carrying away a fish.

That being said, it is a bit crowded with the tour groups.
Written April 16, 2022
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Gnatty8
Philadelphia, PA82 contributions
I have been taking my kids to Akumal for 10 years now, and finally, after a half dozen visits without seeing Yal-ku, we decided to give it a shot. Was pretty underwhelmed, especially for the price, which did NOT include a life vest (extra $6) and which I would highly recommend if you have anyone who is not a strong swimmer, since there are long stretches of deep water. Water was cloudy, very crowded, and didn't see a single fish entire time we were there.
Written April 11, 2022
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