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“Beautiful & Unique” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yal-ku Lagoon

Yal-ku Lagoon
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$95.00*
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Caribbean Sea and Cenote Snorkeling Adventure from Tulum
Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
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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 older children, Activities for young children
Spokane, Washington
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful & Unique”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

`Lagoon was beautiful. Interesting that it is both fresh and salt water. When you move the water around the 2 kinds of water mix and my best description is that it turns into jello water and you can't see through it. I recommend that you get there first thing in the am to beat the buses. It is a 1 time thing... I would prefer being in the ocean but it would be perfect for families with small kids.

Visited February 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Incredible place to snorkel and see fish, turtles, and even jelly fish! We rented a house for 12 days in Akumal and tried snorkeling in the ocean off of the house. Besides getting a bit seasick from the waves bouncing me up and down, I almost stepped on a stingray that had buried himself in the shallow water. I did see and follow an incredible turtle though. Yal-ku Lagoon was absolutely incredible. The waters are crystal clear and easy to navigate. We brought our own equipment and had the best time. Some people are complaining about the cafe there but if you want to eat, drive into the tiny town of Akumal and there is a hotel/beach bar and cafe that is incredible and less than a few miles down. We are going back to Mexico this June and I'm taking my boyfriend from the all inclusive resort just to see this! Wonderful experience for the family, couples, or friends.

Visited April 2012
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Luna Pier
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133 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great snorkeling place.....get there early and rent a palapa. Lots of fish, warm water and a great place to spend three or four hours or the whole day.

Visited March 2013
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Atlanta
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Really Cool Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Yal-ku Lagoon is where some cenotes run into the ocean. The water is usually very clear here, and the combination of the two types of waters creates a really neat effect. This is certainly a great place to visit, but there is NO need for a guide here. The food at the cafe is probably the worst we ate on our trip (absolutely no flavor).

Visited March 2013
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Dubuque, Iowa
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing snorkeling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is an enclosed bay and you need to pay $10. to enter, but you can stay as long as you want and even reenter. No tides or waves and lots of fish. Great way to spend an hour or two.

Visited December 2012
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