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“Tourist trap, beware”
Review of Yalahau Lagoon

Yalahau Lagoon
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US$30.00*
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Isla Pajaros, Passion Island and Swimming in...
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Very underwhelming cenote, crowded with tourists whose diving and kicking takes the clarity of of the water.
Poor maintenance from a small "group" of locals that charge $15 MXN to let you in and don't bother to clean animal feces from the spring deck,maintain proper bathrooms (extra 5mxn for filthy cabinet ) or control how people enjoy the cenote (kids diving and adults kicking the sediment).
If you want to visit other cenotes Tulum ,Cancún and Merida have much better options, this tour needs to either be better regulated by officials or simple be closed for preservation.
P.S the small alligator on the entrance is cool untill you realized he dress of scraps and waste of local sailors

1  Thank Jose C
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice (little) fresh water Cenote.
Since it is quiet small you should go on a cloudy day, otherwise it will be really busy.

There are also some lovely raccoons.

Thank Valerie J
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Went on a three island tour and this was one of the stops. I’ve been to Mexico before and seen real Cenotes and that’s interesting, this is just a really small fresh water lagoon. Nothing that I’d recommend spending money to see.

2  Thank Bleppo
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

It was a cool spot to visit and go for a dip. The water is cold and sweet! There are iguanas and raccoons roaming around the area which is fun to watch. They have a little restaurant in the location as well. The cenote is not huge but large enough for a lot of people to go swimming at the same time.

Thank roxg3
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I went to this place on a tour at 9am, which meant our boat had the place to ourselves. Highly recommend this hour, because if it were the usually crowded situation, it would have not been very nice. It is much smaller than the photos show, but it is truly refreshing!

Thank bumblebee1
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