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Yalku Lagoon questions

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Yalku Lagoon questions

What kind of food options are there at Yalku Lagoon and how many pesos should we bring for food and drink?

Also, we are staying close by, can we pay one price for the day and come and go back later in the day?

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1. Re: Yalku Lagoon questions

There are 2 entrances. I go to the first entrance as it is at the beginning of the lagoon. It is less crowded, the water is very calm and tons of fish are there.

Since you are staying nearby, you can come and go as many times as you like during the day as you will have a wrist band. You can rent: snorkel gear, vest, a locker, etc. If you rent a locker, you will need an ID which will be returned when you return the key. The key will be on a wrist band. There are showers, bathrooms, etc.

I'd suggest snorkeling in the morning after 10 a.m. when the sun is high. Start out exploring the shallows to the left of the steps, go along the left side of the lagoon. Be aware of the mild current and whether the tide is outgoing or incoming as you have to judge how far you want to go the first time out. Save some exploring for

later in the day.

There's usually large parrot fish on the right side of the lagoon.

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2. Re: Yalku Lagoon questions

Just remember, much more people after 10 am and their fins still up the sand

I usually go 8-9 am (I stay on the Lagoon so no entry fee)

Costs are about $15 US

They used to have a small restaurant (but it closed last year) - haven't heard if they got a new one

Check this Yal-Ku thread for more info or read the reviews

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g499445…

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3. Re: Yalku Lagoon questions

Realize Yal-Ku is a small mom and pop kind of place. There is a snack bar, but it's almost always closed. You could pack a lunch and rent a picnic palapa. You can certainly leave and go out for lunch at some place like the Buena Vida,, and come back. We find that 2 hours at Yal-Ku is plenty.

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4. Re: Yalku Lagoon questions

The restaurant Que Onda is also very close to the older entrance to Yal Ku and a fine choice.

Be aware that rainfall can affect the Yal Ku experience as additional flows of fresh water from underground can change visibility and also change what feels like an outward flowing current from almost nothing some days to fairly strong after rains, sometimes for a day or two.. It's not dangerously strong but from one day or week to the next can be quite different.

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