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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Address: Akumal, Mexico
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Although the brackish water in this lagoon makes visibility difficult,...

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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Great Beginner Snorkel

Easy access & protected lagoon make this a great spot for new snorkelers or trying out your gear before boat dive. We saw more fish at the entree spot than as we swam out toward... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Easy access & protected lagoon make this a great spot for new snorkelers or trying out your gear before boat dive. We saw more fish at the entree spot than as we swam out toward the ocean. Fresh water springs feed into the lagoon and ocean water cycles in with the tides . When the two waters meet it creates... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in PDC, but rented a car to drive to Akumal I recommend you do this- you do not need to pay a taxi 100-150 USD to get there... superb snorkeling that is very easy to get to...very inexpensive...we even saw a sea turtle! they said that was very rare --as they are usually over at the Akumal... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited the lagoon several times over the last few years. This year the man at the front desk tried to keep my change from admission on two different occasions. Know what you need to pay, know what money you give and count your change. Simple I know but I don't appreciate a thief and that is what he... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an adventurous hike along the beach and rocky shore to the lagoon. Once there it was nice to cool off , but I would be lying to say the snorkelling was amazing. It was decent, and certainly some nice fish, but the water was brackish which resulted in a blurred appearance until you got away out, and the... More 

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Bolckow, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After snorkeling in Akumal Bay, we decided to go to Yal-Ku Lagoon. I recommend going early in the day before it gets busy. Once many tour groups get there, the water gets cloudy and harder to see the fish. We saw lots of beautiful fish and some sting rays. Very easy to snorkel in because the water is so calm.

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous lagoon with colorful fish and mangroves. There is lots of area in the lagoon to snorkel. If you swim out about 350 meters you'll get to the ocean. While swimming towards the lagoon opening to the ocean I saw a giant stingray resting on the bottom. There are lockers at the lagoon. If you drive there consider not parking... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited Yal- Kul lagoon 4 times, the last time in spring 2016. We plan to go back next week when we return to Akumal. It is a beautiful and affordable excursion. We never have booked a tour, we just take a collectivo to Akumal intersection and walked there or rode our bikes from our Akumal resort. It is... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great little spot to do some good snorkeling. Good amount and variety of fish to see. No currents throwing you around or crowds bumping into you. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Smithers, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This lagoon provides beginners with a great snorkelling experience. Our friendly tour guide was obviously enjoying his work, which made it all a lot nicer for us his clients. He was patient, spending all the time required to reassure those who were hesitant. The only negative (and an unavoidable one in this location) was that the water was brackish, which... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were many variety of fishes and we were lucky to see a large stingray. After fresh water was available at n cost

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