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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Calle Acceso Etapa H, Akumal 77776, Mexico
+52 984 875 9065
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Calle Acceso Etapa H, Akumal 77776, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We snorkeled Yal-ku with friends who have been there before. It was a great experience - really fun snorkeling with interesting fish (and LOTS of them) and good infrastructure to support the guest, including bathrooms, gear rental, changing rooms, palapa rental and some really interesting...More

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with a guided tour after Tulum, with kids aged 9 & 11. Current was stronger than expected, so kids got tired fast. Place was not crazy busy and we saw lots of fish. Rentals of masks etc were good quality. Was a...More

2  Thank Agent_Becksey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, entrance fee under 15$, has simple facilities. Nice location for swimming and snorkeling and not crowded. Very safe and an easy trip from Akumal resorts.

1  Thank JaspalSG
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ran into a spell of very windy weather, with rough seas day after day on Half Moon Bay. Luckily, we discovered Yal Ku Cenote just a stone's throw to the north, where the water is completely calm even on rough, windy days. We were...More

2  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One word of caution: There is a strong current in the lagoon, pulling out to the ocean. Be aware that you must swim very hard against this current to get back to where you first started!

Thank _cbderov
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’re not sure if we got hosed yesterday or not. We’re thinking we were but I hope that after you read this, you can tell us which one it was. We went to Akumal to go to Yal-ku lagoon. It’s long winded but I do...More

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see the fish as you put on your snorkeling gear. No need for a guided tour, just pay the entrance fee and explore. The water varies in visibility depending on salt/fresh water mixing and other swimmers stirring things up. You could spend all...More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here twice now . First time last year. We were happily surprised at the beautiful art that is tastefully placed in the surroundings x we snorkelled for awhile then had lunch at a little cafe . The lagoon was full of beautiful coloured...More

Thank monkeyboy16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Lagoon with a Cancun Adventures Tour. The place, equipment and lagoon are all very clean and welcoming. The lagoon is tranquil and secluded. There were so many fish, it was difficult to know where to look! We were there about an...More

Thank TravelingAnn91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying nearby, so after hearing about all the day tours coming here, I decided to go early. In fact, I was waiting at the gate when they opened at 9 am. As I didn't plan to stay for long, I didn't rent a...More

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4 December 2017|
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, buy your mask and tube before your trip. This way you can shop for the best price and quality. I bought mine on Amazon. While I was getting thrashed by the waves, I lost my tube and bought one at the Dive Shop... More
4 December 2017|
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
I would leave the gun at home. As for fins, they are not prohibited, but they are not encouraged. At one time, there was a no fins rule, but it seems like they lost the battle on that one!
Paris B
11 November 2017|
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I don't know if there is a best day or time to visit Yal-ku. I think the more popular months will affect the number of visitors. I recommend going early. You get a wrist band, so you can leave, eat lunch, and come... More