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Yal-ku Lagoon

Akumal, Mexico
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Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice, calm water. Great for novice snorkelers. We saw fairly limited wildlife but it was still worthwhile.

Thank Christian W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ten years ago went snorkeling there.Didn't realize it was the same spot until I got there. The sculptures weren't here at that time.And the check in desk is new to. If you go without a tour your in a different area as the tours go...More

1  Thank Monica Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been coming here for years when it was a secret, pristine place to unwind, but the crowds are ridiculous. We stayed at Casa Romero for a week just to be able to have the lagoon to ourselves before 9 in the morning and...More

1  Thank Akumalholic
Reviewed 2 days ago

We rented a golf cart and drove it to the park. No coolers allowed in the park, had to leave all drinks in the golf cart.

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Rod Rater - The Custom Tour - set up a last-minute trip here for us (bless him!!) with his guide Kat (amazing!) We wanted to snorkel and had been to cenotes & the reef so he suggested this lagoon as an alternative type of water...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the greatest time here! It's like swimming in an aquarium. Make sure you take an underwater camera or go Pro. There's all sorts of pretty sculptures in the park area leading to the lagoon, it's quite pretty. The lagoon is amazing! So many...More

Thank Spartygirl88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A hidden gem! On a small street filled with condos and beautiful homes. Also small shops and restaurants that lead to this great location. The sculptures and fauna leading to the water are great. The fish and waters are stunning. It's quiet and laid back....More

Thank John A
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Yal-Ku Lagoon is a beautiful place to snorkel or just take a walk. It has gorgeous sculptures and compliment the natural Lagoon setting. I have never been there when it is busy. It's a quiet relaxing beautiful getaway for the afternoon. A Treasure of...More

Thank micheledivadivo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We 3 gals made a day of being in Akumal starting at Yal-ku, then walked to La Buena Vida for lunch, then walked to Akumal beach to see the turtles. Yal-ku was a fabulous place to see fish!!! Go to the far left (through the...More

Thank JeanieTravelAddict
Reviewed 1 week ago

The snorkeling was excellent at Yal-ku Lagoon. We took a taxi instead of taking a tour. The taxi ride was $20.00 and the admission was $17.00. We saw turtles, so many different kinds of fish and stingrays. The one thing I would recommend is that...More

Thank bonabren
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Has anyone experienced braking out in a rash after snorkeling ? For example are there Chechan trees in the area?
25 March 2017|
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Response from linnea e | Reviewed this property |
I had a site to send you but the pc wouldn't allow so study up on the ChechenTree. Just doing a Google search will let you know that yes, this tree is very toxic and will produce quite a sever rash if you come into contact... More
If I get a t taxi there, will there be taxis around to get back to Akumal Beach?
23 March 2017|
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Response from Bendcouple0811 | Reviewed this property |
Will be staying at the Grand Sirenis Resort & Spa, just wondering how far it is away and what best mode of transport would be?
21 March 2017|
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Response from Yves M | Reviewed this property |
The collectivos are the best and cheapest way. The when you get to akumal you can either walk or cab it for 100 pesos. Make sure to stop at "la Buena vida". Beach restaurant, nice view, super cold cerveza, great tequila... More