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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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  • Average11%
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Calle Acceso Etapa H, Akumal 77776, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this place for snorkeling based on recommendation. The scenery is beautiful however the snorkeling wasn't as great as other places in the area. Salt water is mixed with fresh water and makes water clarity tough. There a lot of colorful fish though. I...More

Thank kw00lh0use
Reviewed 4 days ago

Snorkeling at Yal-Ku was a highlight of our trip to the Tulum area! There are two companies that operate out of the lagoon, we used the one that was equipment rental only (no hammocks). Just be aware that they are two companies, and you can...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Far better than the beach Akumal! Better value, better views, better price, better water, more polite and helpful!

Thank Jimmy_Benson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Yal-ku on a windy day in Akumal this week. We enjoyed the snorkeling immensely! Saw a wide variety of fish, including barracuda and sting ray. Current was strong as we approached ocean from lagoon. Recommended not going out toward ocean...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite we arrived there quite early (9:30) we got palapa #3 (there are only 3 palapas in total) which we discovered has no view of the lagoon and is very much in a corner and totally in the shade. So after a swim we did...More

Thank Brunella W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family stayed on Half Moon Bay and walked down to Yal-Ku to snorkel. There are two entrances run by two different companies. I don't know which is better, but we took a left when the road ended and paid to enter at the one...More

Thank MontanaKim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrive early to avoid the crowds. Lots of tour groups visit here. Aquarium like with some nice fish. Water gets cloudier as you go out toward ocean. Not recommended for experienced snorkelers. Rather expensive for what you get, but it is a daily fee, so...More

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Thank IndianaJim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a palapa and snorkeling and ate at the local restaurant. Staff was helpful and area was clean and maintained...

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic place to snorkel if you want to snorkel in a lagoon instead of in the ocean. The water is relatively clear, though it does appear as if there is oil or something in the water at places where cooler and warmer...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at the main entrance, which is conveniently located to an entry point. Admission for adults $14 and kids $10. Entry area has nice bathrooms and lockers ($3). We made the mistake of heading right and out towards the open water/bay that goes to...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