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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Calle Acceso Etapa H, Akumal 77776, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Wow, have never seen anything like this before. Too bad it’s getting more commercialized but regardless, it is a wonderful place to see an assortment of sea life while snorkeling

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of fish, mainly shoals of sardines. There is a current, so I regretted not hiring fins. Like the cenotes, sun lotion is not allowed, so if you want to avoid sunburn, invest in eco friendly sun cream, or cover up. We enjoyed the...More

Thank Sylvia K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool, clean, gorgeous waters with lots of beautiful fish. We snorkeled into the biggest schools of fish I'd ever seen (these were sardines, but they were still super cool). This place is a nice change of pace from the ocean snorkeling; you see different types...More

1  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yal ku is basically and inlet where an underground river enters the sea and fresh and salt water mix. There are shaded areas to sit, toilets, lockers, changing rooms and a restaurant. Husband and I have just spent five hours here. We arrived at opening...More

Thank debsgraham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to snorkel here and a great place, especially for those who may not want to deal with currents and/or possible rip tides. Good number of fish to see and and an easy swim.

Thank darska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lagoon with many fish. Great place for snorkling and relaxing.Recommended to hire a private place for your things

Thank Shlomi1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great specially when you have kids. You will see lots of different fishes. Rent a palapa spend all day have a few drinks. There is a restaurant.

Thank dartmanbull
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

After visiting Dos Ojos we went to see Laguna Yal-Ku. We didn’t really know what to expect, but the place was nice and not busy with tourists at all! There where so many colored fish in the lagoon! There are turtles as well, but we...More

1  Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We had a lovely day trip to Yal-ku during our holiday in Tulum. It's a bit tricky to find - after turning off the main road and passing through the security point, ignore all the men trying to flag you down and just just keep...More

1  Thank minipharm
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I loved this place! This was a great snorkel place I saw lots of colorful fish I saw lots of Iguanas on the rocks around the lagoon it was very safe and a good place for lids it got crowded mid day but your wristband...More

1  Thank Susan H
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Wineguy58
7 September 2018|
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Response from CanadianShane | Reviewed this property |
To answer numerous queries simultaneously: This lagoon is geographically removed from the Gulf, so seaweed is NOT an issue. The wind does NOT seem to affect the turbidity of the water in the lagoon, (bus tours of tourists... More
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RobT70
20 July 2018|
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Response from Sandra R | Reviewed this property |
There was no seaweed when we were there. The water was clear and we had great views. We really enjoyed the experience.
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Paris B
18 June 2018|
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Response from wendy1967kayla | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's a lagoon 😁
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