yal ku lagoon snorkeling


We have snorkeled Yal Ku Lagoon extensively on several occasions. We have seen turtles, rays, barracudas, parrot fish and a host of other interesting sea creatures.

What makes Yal Ku Lagoon so attractive is that during rough sea-days at your hotel where the water is too rough you can visit Yal Ku, which is protected from the main body of water and remains calm.

The grounds surrounding the lagoon have been manicured with paths, waterfront benches, palapas and statues.

To help snorkelers there are platforms and stairs in the water for easy entering and exiting.

Another interesting feature not commonly mentioned is the underwater landscape, which is quite fascinating as you can see underwater caves and mini valleys.

The water is not that deep [6 - 15 ft.] so you can feel comfortable knowing you are not in deep sea. This is good for children, first-timers and people who are not great swimmers. There is very little chance of getting swept away to sea here.


Yal Ku Lagoon is located in Akumal, on the Mayan Riviera.

Yal Ku Lagoon is easy to get to. In fact it would be pretty hard to get lost finding it. There is one main road into Akumal from the highway that winds north when it hits the beach. Yal Ku Lagoon is at the end of this road.

It is best to take a taxi in from the Akumal entrance or if you are staying at a hotel in Akumal you could ride a bike there. We don't recommend walking although you can, it is a long walk.

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