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Yal-ku Lagoon, Akumal

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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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  • We were in Akumal 10 and 12 years ago and Yal-Ku looked like something out of a old movie set. It had little clear pools of water with little colorful fish, beautiful palms and rocks to sit on. You co...  more »
  • Great easy snorkeling site. A bit crowded, but definitely a bucket list trip. Freshwater meeting saltwater brings all kinds of fish together. Very safe fun excursion. Note: Don't be surprised if the l...  more »
  • Great snorkeling in a rock filled lagoon. I felt like I was swimming in an aquarium. Have not seen this many fish since Hawaii. We parked just inside the gate in a shady spot. You can rent snorkel gea...  more »