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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Akumal, Mexico
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Although the brackish water in this lagoon makes visibility difficult, there are still lots of fish and underwater caverns to explore by snorkeling or diving.
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the highlights of my family trip to Tulum and surrounding areas. We loved it. We got there on our own, driving, on a weekday at noon, we paid about $50 for the four of us, no tour, got our vests and...More

Thank JorgitoU
Reviewed yesterday

Yes, it can be crowded, but the lagoon is amazing! We went on our own and spent several hours there. Bring lots of enviro-friendly sunscreen. Our backs go very burnt, but it was worth it!

Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed yesterday

Like many reviews, we weren't sure about going here but were so glad we did. Go early - the water is gets murkier as the day goes on. There are 2 different entrances / places to pay that are separated by a fence on land....More

Thank Shelly I
Reviewed 5 days ago

First prices, as it seems that no travel guide has it right. We paid: $14 per adult $10 children (5-12) Snorkeling mask $5, hose $5 but we actually calculated that it is better to get a guided tour as the cost for 6 of us...More

Thank hocunecu
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been a couple times, so I knew our group of friends would love it. We arrived and paid the $14 entrance fee and decided to rent a palapa. I had never rented one, but thought it might be nice to have a little private...More

1  Thank pamelaL74
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't waste your vacation or your money, stay a way. I have been visiting the Yucatan for 33 years,and have watched the rampant development on the beaches and cenotes. Mostly, if you plan carefully, you can still get away for the crowds and have a...More

Thank letmepack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our time here and the staff are so great and really helpful. We warned though as where the fresh and salt water meet it is very blurry - it won't be your mask. However, tons of fish, go early to avoid the tours...More

1  Thank Cwakey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget Xelha or other commercial parks and visit this lagoon instead.A beautiful lagoon that has direct access to the ocean.I have hardly even seen so many colourful fish before! It reminded me of Fiji .What a beauty.Make sure to get there early since it's becoming...More

1  Thank Marita F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a novice to intermediate snorkeler you will very much enjoy this experience. The cost is low, currently at $14 US per person for the entire day. Once you have the bracelet you can leave and enter as you like. There is a...More

1  Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited it with high expectations and we were not disappointed! A great number of colored fishes. You don't need a guide. The lagoon is rather shallow and you can stand up in most places.

1  Thank SanFran111
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Jeannie D
July 19, 2017|
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Response from BerZero | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It closes at 5 pm
July 12, 2017|
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Response from Patrice G | Reviewed this property |
The other cenote we visited was at Ek Balam outside of Vallodolid which I can recommend as well. Be sure the visit these ruins!! Beautiful and not crowded!!
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend Yal-Ku. You can read my reviews to see what I think. Arriving early is best. I don't think the day of the week matters. Use the first entrance. Bring your own gear. Stay away from the groups and enjoy the... More