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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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Calle Acceso Etapa H, Akumal 77776, Mexico
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+52 984 875 9065
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"fish"
in 1,021 reviews
"like swimming in an aquarium"
in 31 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 38 reviews
"salt water"
in 71 reviews
"sea water"
in 44 reviews
"calm waters"
in 27 reviews
"snorkeling experience"
in 46 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 62 reviews
"half moon bay"
in 27 reviews
"open ocean"
in 20 reviews
"rock formations"
in 35 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 63 reviews
"biodegradable sunscreen"
in 26 reviews
"sea life"
in 38 reviews
"life jackets"
in 42 reviews
"playa del carmen"
in 24 reviews
"palapa"
in 106 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the 5th or 6th time I have snorkeled at this lagoon. So why do I keep coming back? Simple, its perfect. The water temperature has never been cold when I go in March or April. The lagoon is protected by a reef at...More

Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

here is how to work it: go right at 9 am through the older entrance. RENT A PALAPA! Snorkel in the morning when water is clean and the tour masses haven't taken over completely. then chill in the hammock, have lunch, go back in a...More

1  Thank Nohotraveller
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to this lagoon, go early. We probably would have seen far more fish, but tours come here and it's so crowded, you spend most of your time with your head out of the water looking out for people. It's hard to snorkel....More

Thank Catherine K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on 3/22/18, about 10a on a cool, cloudy morning. We took a golf cart from our condo Playa Caribe in the middle of Half Moon Bay which worked out perfectly. It was easily walkable, but if you have small children or older...More

1  Thank LuvTravelMom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little snorkel and lunch spot. Perfect for beginners or small children. Beautiful lush grounds and clean bathrooms. I think it was around $15 for the day. They have snorkel gear there. Not sure if that was extra because we brought our own. Nice drive...More

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yal-ku is a beautiful space to relax and snorkel with the family. I would recommend planning to spend at least three hours here to fully explore the interesting nooks and crannies of this park. The lagoon covers a significant space - much more territory than...More

Thank Erin P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit less people would be wonderful. On sunday it was pretty busy. The prices are also a little expensive. $14 per person to enter and then $5 for each piece of gear -- mask, life jacket, etc. It is well mainteined.

1  Thank LE1805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yal-ku is finished. So many snorkelers you can hardly swim. All the sun-tan lotion has killed the corals and now the fish. What has happened to Yal-ku lagoon is a travesty.

Thank olcbyh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For first time visitors to the lagoon, you should be aware that there are now 2 separate companies operating under the same name with entrances into the lagoon. One has been established there for over 20 years, the other has apparently only been open for...More

2  Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with a tour and were disappointed with how busy it was, resulting in murky waters and not many fish. It could be a great place to snorkel if it was a little quieter. Maybe early mornings would be a little better.

Thank Janice G
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Colin J
March 28, 2018|
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Response from judie938 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we entered by the sculptures as well. Best area to snorkel at. Then you can go up the street to akumal bay and snorkel ft the beach with the beautiful turtles,
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Dennis T
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Asarell C | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I didn't do it, I just got a shuttle service and it took me 15 mins, on bike it's around 15 mins up to 20 , and the agency that sold me the service, told me that it could be around 40 up to 50 mins. Hope this can... More
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JoanneCottee
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Pete B | Reviewed this property |
It's 11.4 km - right down MX 307 to the Akumal turnoff, then along the ocean to the lagoon. Make sure to check out the Buena Vida bar and restaurant - it is right on the way to Yal-ku.
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