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Yal-ku Lagoon

Akumal, Mexico
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This lagoon is a must do if you do a trip to Akumal. It does get busy however it is worth it and the water is clear and beautiful. Great snorkeling experience, plenty fish species to see. If you swim further out to where the...More

Thank CourtneyJKerr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were on vacation in Mexico. While there we went here as part of an excersion tour. I instantly fell in love with it. The people awesome and check in went great. The art sculptures between the road and the water were...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the area don't miss Y'all-my Lagoon it is so beautiful. Great place to visit with or with out children. Great place!

Thank Lauralalali
Reviewed 1 week ago

The particular day that we snorkeled here, in the morning the water seemed to have a film on it, which made the water cloudy in spots. There is a current, the amount of fish that we were able to see, really did not make it...More

1  Thank CUTigersSC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Akumal, just a couple of miles down the road. There was pretty good snorkeling right in front of our hotel, so based on reviews of Yal Ku we really debated whether or not to spend the extra to snorkel here, but I'm...More

1  Thank Aimee F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not great snorkeling. Fresh and seawater mix together, that creates a haze, which you can't see anything through. So, all your fishes that you want to see are not clearly seen. Looks like you are watching through a plastic bag. Meh.... Otherwise, it's ok to...More

Thank Stambo25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to snorkel in Akumal. Walking distance from condos/casas, if staying at Akumal. We snorkel here every time we stay at Akumal.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 2012, I stayed in Akumal at a house nearby and had access to this lagoon from the backyard. I've been coming back ever since. This commercialized operation provides access, parking, toilets, shade and equipment for rent. Yal-ku is more home-grown and natural than Xel-Ha...More

Thank wishyouwerehere44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd been meaning to visit Yalkú for many years, and finally made it. It was worth the wait. It is beautiful, great fish spotting, and nice cool water. There was a lot of people, expected on a Saturday in July, so I have a perfect...More

Thank IndraRojo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BRILLIANT especially the boat trip and seeing dolphins turtles crocodiles and lots of birds. Would go again without a doubt. We stopped for lunch and after the lagoon had a lovely swim in the most amazing cove WOW. I am not a "sea-worthy" person but...More

Thank Gillian H
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Jeannie D
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Response from BerZero | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It closes at 5 pm
12 July 2017|
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Response from Patrice G | Reviewed this property |
The other cenote we visited was at Ek Balam outside of Vallodolid which I can recommend as well. Be sure the visit these ruins!! Beautiful and not crowded!!
28 May 2017|
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend Yal-Ku. You can read my reviews to see what I think. Arriving early is best. I don't think the day of the week matters. Use the first entrance. Bring your own gear. Stay away from the groups and enjoy the... More