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“Perfect family snorkeling spot”
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 27 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
Darien, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect family snorkeling spot”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Yal-Ku is a protected lagoon near Half Moon Beach in Akumal. It is a natural lagoon: not a theme park snorkeling venue. The calm, brackish, water makes it an ideal location for less experienced swimmers. They wont be disappointed. The waters are teaming with fish. Like many places in Riviera Maya it is best to go early or late in the day to avoid crowds.

Visited February 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Good place to snorkle”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

If you are new to snorkeling this is a great place in the Akumal area. It a protected lagoon so there is no surf action. Lot's of fish to see, but no coral. It is a little expensive to get in, Jan 2014 is was $14 US for adults and $10 US for kids and they do not let you bring in any food or drink. If you are staying on Half Moon bay that is fine since you have in/out privileges all day so can hop back for lower cost food.

Visited January 2014
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Traverse City
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“cool little spot”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We liked visiting this place, I loved the sculptures. I had researched about it before we left, and then it was also recommended to visit this spot by my brother. My research had showed the rates to be 75 pesos for entry, but it was actually 12 usd for entry, plus you really do need a locker here.

Visited December 2013
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springfield
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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Good memories”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We went early on New years day (opens late), and snorkeled for 2 hours. Really enjoyed the masses of fish (more than off of Akumal) and the light showing through the depths. Everything is separately priced--so bring your own equipment if you have it with you to save money. I wish we did not have to wait 30 minutes to move through a short line, however am still glad that we went.

Visited December 2013
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Templeton, California
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lol-Ha Lagoon”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was a pretty little lagoon with some colorful fish and coral, but it was way overpriced for an hour snorkel! I would not recommend paying to swim in this lagoon over a beautiful snorkel in Akumal bay!

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