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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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  • My husband and I started coming here a few years ago, where we found it to be a magical place. Certainly, crowds were in issue at times, but never like this year. We visited in mid-January on three se...  more »
  • This was our second time snorkeling and this was a laid back place to learn. The water temperature was just right. Parking was easy. 14 dollars for the day. Very nice. 
  • The fish variety was amazing! Loved our time there. Yes, there were many areas of murky water and brackish water. But, there are so many nooks to explore. The longer you stay the more you figure out w...  more »