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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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"fish"
in 1,021 reviews
"like swimming in an aquarium"
in 31 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 38 reviews
"salt water"
in 71 reviews
"sea water"
in 44 reviews
"calm waters"
in 27 reviews
"snorkeling experience"
in 46 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 62 reviews
"half moon bay"
in 27 reviews
"open ocean"
in 20 reviews
"rock formations"
in 35 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 63 reviews
"biodegradable sunscreen"
in 26 reviews
"sea life"
in 38 reviews
"life jackets"
in 42 reviews
"playa del carmen"
in 24 reviews
"palapa"
in 106 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

A very pretty place but not at all worth the money unless you have never snorkeled before and do not want to go into the ocean. There were few fish and not a big variety. They could have been seen from the surface. There was...More

Thank goattoes
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the real entrance which is the original one at the roundabout. Greeted by friendly staff with free parking in the shade. We had our own snorkel but you can rent everything too. Also good facilities on site. The lagoon is much bigger...More

Thank Tyler1204
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did this trip independently. We got a taxi to the lagoon and paid on the door. For two of us it cost £30.00 for an afternoon of snorkelling in what I can describe as an outdoor fish tank. Beautiful fish of every description. We...More

Thank wendy1967kayla
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yal-Ku Lagoon is perfect for an afternoon of swimming, sun, and snorkeling. We had our own snorkels so we did not need to rent them, but I believe you can rent snorkels there if you need to. The water is as beautiful as the pictures,...More

Thank Becky S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

you will love the clear water - just like an aquarium. Beautiful to snorkel, lots of fish and not many people.

Thank 123rayp
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went as a day trip from Tulum and it was very relaxing. Calm water, some varied fish, they make it easy to rent snorkeling gear/life vests/flippers. Get there early before all of the families and guided swims start--the lagoon starts filling up around 11 am...More

1  Thank gusbert
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant place to visit. Cristal clear water with a huge amount of fish etc to see. Snorkelling here was just fantastic. Would definitely visit again. We attended as part of an excursion but easily doable just as a visit. A+ from me.

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkeled here as part of a package tour. Beautiful lagoon, guaranteed to see a ton of colourful fish during your swim. We were provided basic gear including life jackets. Great experience, I'd highly recommend it for families, couples, and people of all ages as it...More

2  Thank jacqjanzen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I visited Yal-Ku Lagoon to snorkel and really enjoyed the zen-like park that was part of this experience. The lagoon was a bit crowded so visit early in the day to snorkel. Once done, there are small places to sit and relax...More

Thank Sandy R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ivan is a wonderful personal from the staff ! He is very kind and helpful. I do recomend visiting this wonderful place. Lot of exercise and fun!

Thank riclopez21
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Colin J
28 March 2018|
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Response from 454murray | Reviewed this property |
When you drive or walk down the Akumal Norte road you will see two sets of signs. You can turn left or go straight. Take the straight ahead option and you will be at the Yal-Ku entrance with the statues. Hope that helps.
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Dennis T
23 March 2018|
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Response from teresaa40 | Reviewed this property |
The lagoon is on the east side of the half moon bay road. It is a long walk from the town of Akumal to Yal Ku Lagoon. Half Moon Bay itself is a long stretch of beach, some of it being sand, and some rocky.
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JoanneCottee
19 March 2018|
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Response from Pete B | Reviewed this property |
It's 11.4 km - right down MX 307 to the Akumal turnoff, then along the ocean to the lagoon. Make sure to check out the Buena Vida bar and restaurant - it is right on the way to Yal-ku.
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