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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Yal -ku is the best for snorkeling. The price has increased and life jackets are now mandatory but... read more

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Penny C
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Just loved this place - fantastic snorkelling!

I had read some negative reviews but decided to visit here all the same, and was so pleased we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ringlandj_t
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Yal -ku is the best for snorkeling. The price has increased and life jackets are now mandatory but it is still a great deal! You can also rent your gear and/or a locker if necessary. Our admission and life jacket rental was just under 500...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Penny C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had read some negative reviews but decided to visit here all the same, and was so pleased we did! Whilst on the coast, we had an onshore wind which meant that the lagoons more open to the ocean were choppy and the waters were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ringlandj_t
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place to snorkel bit a bit cloudy and blurry with the mixing of fresh & salt water. Lots of different fish to see though and some big ones too. Big enough to escape the crowd and get some quality water time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wes336
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of fish, no waves, easy snorkeling (great for beginners too). Not very deep. Clear waters. Our tour guide told us to swim to your left once you enter the lagoon if you want to see lots of fish. We followed his instructions and surely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PadarTheTraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the original park of Yal-ku (follow the pink signs) and rented a palapa (#3) for our two families to spend the day at Yal-ku. Was fabulous. Kids and adults both had a blast. Lots of fish, not many people and a safe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lmlmlm
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is like swimming in a fish tank. Coral and fish everywhere. Maybe not great for the little ones, as they may be spooked by the fish swimming against you. For everyone else, a fantastic experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jennifersO4433KZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend snorkeling here for beginners to see tons of fish! Easy and quick access with calm waters. We took our 3 kids ages 7,9,11 and their grandfather here first week in January. My husband and I have done scuba and bigger snorkeling trips in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Heidi F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place , at the time of my visit was a bit overcrowded but still very good experience !!! Worth seeing !!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stay780480
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's out of the way, kinda hard to find.... but worth it. A rental is best, you can stay at your own timeframe. Bring food and water, or plan on eating at the bar up the street. It's well worth the trip. $15 pays the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kris H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this lil site quite tranquil and relaxing other that having a few people hanging on us because they could not swim well. But yes far from the experience from xal-ha or Excreté. Less people just snorkeling and relaxation with more fish to see

Date of experience: January 2019
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mummysueman
17 January 2019|
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Response from dartmanbull | Reviewed this property |
Yes, You can pay with a credit card. Have fun.
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Response from Ceci_Cuevas | Reviewed this property |
Try to be there early and it will be clear. That also happens because people use sunscreen. Try not to use any, you do not need it. Wear a cap and sunscreen when you are out of the water. :)
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18 November 2018|
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Response from yumi0rtiz | Reviewed this property |
Take cash, it’s a bit cheaper if you pay in pesos.
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