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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%
  • Poor4%
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Calle Acceso Etapa H, Akumal 77776, Mexico
+52 984 875 9065
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a bit pricey, but once again we found the lagoon to be a great place to snorkel, and it is safe enough to do so with children- we had a 3 year old and a 7 year old with us and they were both...More

Thank wiltshirepeace
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We barely saw any fish. No. Coral, no sponges, just sand and rocks. Paid 14 us just to get in and then more for the life jackets etc. wish someone would have put on here what a disappointment and waste of time it was.

Thank lpguini
Reviewed 3 days ago

We are in Akumal with folks who have been here before and snorkeled at Yal-Ku. But it had been a few years, and we ended up going to the new concession because it was the first one we came to. After paying our fee and...More

3  Thank MEvans1945
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lagoon is a nice snorkeling spot. Very little current and waves make it easy. Not to mention the stairs that go into the water help. Be prepared for lots of people.

Thank 1466martin
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic snokeling! Such an amazing place for snokeling, especially for beginners like me. The water is so crystal clear.

Thank PunkyDVBrewster
Reviewed 3 days ago

The snorkel in this lagoon was okay and we did see some fish but not as advertised. The brochures I looked at displayed way more marine life than was actually in the lagoon but I guess that is normal. We did two ceynote snorkels along...More

Thank Maxthedog
Reviewed 4 days ago

Come early and you will be amazed at the life under the waters. Wear only eco friendly sunscreen as you don't want to damage or harm the wildlife.

Thank claundrup
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved snorkelling at this wonderful spot! It's a very pretty lagoon that meets the sea. There's a wonderful variety of colorful tropical fish and very cool towers of rock underwater. Nice and calm area to snorkel. Lots of people but didn't take away from...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Yal Ku two years when we were in Tulum and were anxious to,go back. Be warned there are now 2 companies running out of Yal Ku. Thry seem to have an arrangement with the taxi company to take you to thr inferior...More

4  Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Randomly we met someone from the airport on the way down that lives there and told us to take a taxi over to Yakul and enjoy lots of fish. This was a great happenstance. The taxi ride over was short and cheap (I think the...More

Thank Clayton B
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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