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Yal-ku Lagoon, Akumal
(3.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
Snorkel clear calm waters in search of incredible marine life at Yal-ku Lagoon. Explore a beautiful coastal environment with an unusual underwater topography, showcasing exciting small caves and canyons that could harbor seemingly anything, from sea turtles to parrotfish. If you're new to snorkeling or have younger children, this makes the a perfect environment to learn, thanks to calm waters and depths not exceeding 4.5 m (15 ft). Be sure to bring your own snorkel, water, snacks and sun block, as you won't find any amenities onsite. Use our Akumal tour planner to add Yal-ku Lagoon and other attractions to your Akumal vacation plans.
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  • Encouraged by the positive feedback, we decided to go to Yalku. If you do not have a rental car is the taxi began. We took from/to Playa del Carmen (375peso and 350peso). On the spot it turned out, that maybe and there is no coral (yet known about it right away), but this place is average. We were on a cloudy day and maybe also because visibility under water was not good. Are cleared I also mieszajace August warm and cold water mass. In the water is really very much glazow, stones and you need to watch out, where round and almost. Was a few colorful fish. Admission cost 280peso ($ 14 USD) + ew equipment rental. What: the organizers of the price is too high.
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  • Best on a day when the ocean and winds are calmer. Was a bit choppy when we went, found the visibility cloudy near the lagoon entrance. Went further back, better. Go early as can get busy. Watch out f...  more »
  • Contrast of cold and warm water makes it difficult for snorkeling. Very few fish and coral. We paid for a guide at Akumal Bch. Waste of money.