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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh water” (145 reviews)
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Calle Acceso Etapa H, Akumal 77776, Mexico
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"fish"
in 976 reviews
"fresh water"
in 145 reviews
"like swimming in an aquarium"
in 30 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 37 reviews
"sea water"
in 43 reviews
"tour groups"
in 55 reviews
"calm waters"
in 27 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 61 reviews
"snorkeling experience"
in 45 reviews
"half moon bay"
in 27 reviews
"open ocean"
in 19 reviews
"rock formations"
in 35 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 62 reviews
"biodegradable sunscreen"
in 31 reviews
"sea life"
in 37 reviews
"life jackets"
in 43 reviews
"playa del carmen"
in 24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this lagoon 15 or so years ago, well before development in Akumal went crazy! At that time it was open to the public with an honor-system self-pay box in the dirt parking lot. Totally different now as access to the lagoon seems to...More

Thank WorldTraveler56
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Most people visit for the snorkeling. But it's worth visiting even if you don't snorkel just to see the incredible sculptures displayed throughout a jungle garden next to the lagoon.

Thank Joy B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not crowded when we were there, too bad they close at 5 PM. We wished we could have stayed another half hour.

Thank NathalieandJean
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Yal Ku apparently has three different entrances due to privatization of the entire lagoon coastal area. The one I went to was all the way to the right at the head of the lagoon where the cenote flows in. While it is true there are...More

1  Thank Sylvia A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited after a beer a La Buena Vida very close by! This lagoon and property is very beautiful and serene and well worth the $14 pp admission fee. It has toilets and changing rooms as well. I recommend bringing a picnic lunch as they have...More

Thank beantownbabe
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Best swim to date. Excellent facilities with changing rooms and lockers. Relocation is so beautiful and the swimming with 1000s of fish so close to you is amazing. One not to miss.

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went today to Yal-Ku lagoon and found most fish were right at the narrowest entry at the beginning of our swim. We had our own gear and rented a locker for 60 pesos to store shades, hats etc. We found that the mixing of...More

Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a bit pricey, but once again we found the lagoon to be a great place to snorkel, and it is safe enough to do so with children- we had a 3 year old and a 7 year old with us and they were both...More

Thank wiltshirepeace
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We barely saw any fish. No. Coral, no sponges, just sand and rocks. Paid 14 us just to get in and then more for the life jackets etc. wish someone would have put on here what a disappointment and waste of time it was.

Thank lpguini
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are in Akumal with folks who have been here before and snorkeled at Yal-Ku. But it had been a few years, and we ended up going to the new concession because it was the first one we came to. After paying our fee and...More

4  Thank MEvans1945
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Barbara R
24 February 2018|
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Response from la_Mule | Reviewed this property |
The agency cancun adventures pick us up at our resort. We had nothing to worry about... Thanks
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tcassit
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
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tcassit
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!
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