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Laguna Yal-Ku in Akumal


Akumal, Riviera Maya.

Living in the Riviera Maya has many advantages. One of them is being able to visit amazing paradise places a few minutes from home.

Such is the case of the Yal-Kú lagoon or also known as Yalkú Caleta. Located in Akumal, halfway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

If you are a nature lover and you like to explore, you will love this place.

If you live in Playa del Carmen you have to travel in the direction of Tulum, approximately 39 kilometers and when entering Akumal you must drive 2.5 kilometers more until you reach your destination.




The Yal-Kú lagoon has an outlet to the sea, so salt water is crossed with fresh water, making it a favorable place for many colorful fish.

This place is attractive for snorkeling and sighting tropical fish, rays and barracudas.

Yal-Kú is a natural site, you do not find much infrastructure around it, but fortunately many mangroves and marine flora.




This lagoon has 3 entrances in Akumal, they are from different companies. You can quote and choose the one that best suits you and spend a day of adventure and recreation in the Riviera Maya.

Do not forget your water shoes, fins, snorkel equipment and do not use sunscreen, as they damage the ecosystem.

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