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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SandyM190
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went today the water is great lots of fish to look at very clean and pleasant area you have to visit this place

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Islanddistilling19
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice place will visit again water is nice. If you have a chance this is the place Togo we like to visit in the mornings

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tthomas1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. As...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank TortugaQueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Katlowry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rhianna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 562marci
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank chrisbur
Reviewed May 21, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank smile317
Reviewed May 21, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Rya14
April 29, 2019|
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Response from tuxed0 | Reviewed this property |
We took a taxi and when we finished snorkelling they attendants in the booth called for a taxi for us to leave. We paid in US dollars but used pesos for the taxi.
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MelKel17
January 20, 2019|
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Response from marc232015 | Reviewed this property |
Nope.
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mummysueman
January 16, 2019|
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Response from dartmanbull | Reviewed this property |
Yes, You can pay with a credit card. Have fun.
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