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Snorkeling in Yal-Ku Lagoon

Yal-Ku Lagoon is a lagoon close to Akumal Bay, with beautiful turquoise calm water, right in the middle of the mangroves and jungle. It is an amazing place for snorkeling, because there are no waves here, so the water is so calm and clear, that you can perfectly observe the caribbean underwater world. You will find a mixture of colors of sea life under the water. You can see rays, barracudas, parrot fish… you can even spot a turtle if you are lucky! The snorkeling is not only good because of all the interesting creatures in the sea, it is also very fascinating because of all the underwater caves and valleys of tropical plants.

For families with children this is also a perfect place to go. The water is not too deep (maximum 15ft.), there are stairs to get into the water on several places, the water is very,very calm and it is easy to overview the whole area. If you never snorkeled before this will be the perfect first snorkeling experience for you!

Do you want to have a snorkel break? Perfect! You can have a drink and something to eat at Yal-Ku lagoon or you can rent shaded benches to relax. Snorkel in very calm water, relax a bit, snorkel again, eat and drink a bit. Yal-Ku lagoon is the perfect place to have a lazy day.

Turtles in Akumal

Turtles in Akumal

Information Yal-Ku Lagoon

Entrance fee: 14 USD, 20 USD including locker

Opening hours: 8am – 5.30pm

Facilities:bathroom, lockers, shower, shaded benches and covered ‘palapas’, snackbar, rent snorkel equipment

Location: Yal-Ku lagoon is located right next to Akumal Bay. From the highway 307 you take the road to Akumal bay. At the end of this road you will find Yal-Ku Lagoon. Don’t you have your own car? No problem, you can also get there by taxi or colectivo. By taxi you can just tell the driver to go to Yal-ku lagoon at Akumal. Are you by colectivo? then you can ask the driver to get dropped of on the highway at Akumal Bay. From there you can choose to walk or to take a taxi to Yal-Ku Lagoon.