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“Affordable Alternative to Xel Ha”
Review of Yal-ku Lagoon

Yal-ku Lagoon
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Caribbean Sea and Cenote Snorkeling Adventure from Tulum
Ranked #6 of 27 things to do in Akumal
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Niagara Falls,
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Affordable Alternative to Xel Ha”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

Yul Ka is a really nice lagoon for snorkelling. There are tons of fish to see. I have been here 3 times and I always find it interesting.

Visited November 2011
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Weatherford, Texas
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“Very helpful”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

We went to Akumal to snorkel but the people in the shops there were all busy and no one would help us so we decided to go to Yalku lagoon instead. The people there were friendly although it did cost us more. The water in the ocean was choppy that day but the lagoon was peaceful and relaxing. We spent about 1 1/2 hours there. We enjoyed it and were glad we went.

Visited November 2011
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Charleston SC
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

This lagoon is so lovely, you will see fish and turtles, If you go to the public access they have done a lovely job of creating paths and adding gorgeous sculptures.

Visited November 2011
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“My favorite place to unwind”
Reviewed November 22, 2011

This place is getting overused, as is Akumal beach by tourists coming from Cancun and all inclusives in the area. The best time to visit and enjoy the many different fish would be as close to 8 a.m as possible, or after 4:30, when the last of the tourist buses leave. We love to stay in a villa with private and free access any time of day. This is when you can really see what it is all about. No one is stirring up the moss and sand, and no people standing on what is left of the coral in the lagoon. Mornings are best to catch the shy fish when the wake up and start to get their breakfast before the swarms of snorkelers chase them away. We were so relaxed while snorkeling a few weeks ago early in the morning, that I almost fell asleep. Now that is a stress free vacation....

Visited November 2011
Thank Akumalholic
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Kingston, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“It's OK”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

This lagoon in Akumal is nice. There is a large area for snorkeling and some sitting areas. It would have a higher rating but there is an admission fee and there is a great FREE snorkeling spot in town. If you have never been it is worth a visit and the fees can help maintain the spot.

Visited February 2011
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