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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Good safe snorkeling for people with children

There were lots of fish, especially sardines so you had to watch out for diving pelicans. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GenevieveCanada
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Calgary, Canada
Back in 2018, fish population has recovered

as I said before to avoid the crowd just grab a taxi and get there as early as possible or you will... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
FDXXX
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is just a mangrove and the water isnt very clear. You are better off going to a local cenote.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 159sherif
Reviewed 2 days ago

There were lots of fish, especially sardines so you had to watch out for diving pelicans. There is very little current so this location is ideal to try out snorkeling and very shallow. There are a variety of fish although the water was a little...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GenevieveCanada
Reviewed 2 days ago

as I said before to avoid the crowd just grab a taxi and get there as early as possible or you will be crushed when the tours get there. I was very impressed with the increase to the fish population, something seems to be working...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank FDXXX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Ya-Kul lagoon several times. It's beautiful, lots of fish to see. Nice place to rest in the sun between swims. Prices are not posted online. Cost recently went up to $15 entrance fee and wearing a lifejacket is mandatory, cost is additional...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget the bustle of large lagoons this was simply ace. Very reasonable entry and once you get in just........ Wow.......... So much sea life. Stunning.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting place, just down from the grand sirenis heavy layer of salt water gives way to clear fresh water. Some big fish and nice gardens safe lockers and snorkel rental.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Maureen N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We skipped touristy Xel-ha and went snorkling at Yal Ku instead. Don't be fooled by the guides at the entrance to Akumal town - they will try to sell your their guided tours - continue on until you reach the end of the road where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darcie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden near Akumel Bay. There is limited parking, one or two lots tucked back in a residential area. Paid parking and a small rental booth for life jackets and snorkeling gear. We brought our own so just paid for parking. Its a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bobbie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yal-ku lagoon is an estuary where fresh and salt water meet, so the biodiversity in the lagoon is incredible. The water is teeming with fish. You can rent a snorkel or bring your own. The park around the lagoon features interesting art statues. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MinnesotanTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yal-ku lagoon is at the very end of the akumal half moon bay road. The place is well organized, very clean, and the lagoon itself is nice with clear, calm waters and nice surroundings. There are showers, changing rooms, and lockers (for a fee). The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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kfpanda1
November 20, 2018|
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Response from Ceci_Cuevas | Reviewed this property |
Try to be there early and it will be clear. That also happens because people use sunscreen. Try not to use any, you do not need it. Wear a cap and sunscreen when you are out of the water. :)
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680evelynh
November 18, 2018|
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Response from yumi0rtiz | Reviewed this property |
Take cash, it’s a bit cheaper if you pay in pesos.
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kfpanda1
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Diana_Bournemouth | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we did not rent any vests but for a child. I think you can easily bring yours. In case they will insist - you can always rent it there, but I don’t think it will be the case.
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