It’s nearly impossible to guess what secrets the beautiful turquoise-blue Caribbean Sea is hiding. Home to the second longest coral reef in the world, as well as some of the ocean’s rarest creatures, the underwater view of the Mexican Caribbean is truly amazing! Instead of whiling away hours on the beach, why not spend a day snorkeling at Yal Ku Lagoon?
Located in Akumal, just 10 minutes away from Playa del Carmen, Yal Ku Lagoon is a naturally formed ocean inlet excellent for snorkeling.
- The lagoon’s unique formation attracts all sorts of ocean creatures, yet the water remains calm even when the sea is not.
- The shallowness of the lagoon (6 to 15 feet approximately) and crystal clear water makes it easy to observe the wonderful colors of the fish and rock formations. Sea turtles, parrot fish, barracudas and rays can be spotted some days, as well as stalagtites and stalagmites in the underground cave formations.
- Parents, as well as adults who are not strong swimmers, don’t need to be concerned about deep water or strong currents.
Other information to consider
- Pricing – Adult admission costs 75 pesos, while children cost 45. Masks, flippers and snorkels are extra, although you can bring your own.
- Transportation – There are a number of ways to get to the lagoon, including an excursion from Playa del Carmen. You can always seek the advice of our concierge at Playa Palms before booking a trip.
- Length of visit – Most visitors spend about a half day at the lagoon.
- What to bring – Bathing suit, T-shirts, biodegradable sunblock and towels (lockers are available for rent).
If you have any questions about your stay with Playa Palms or snorkeling near Playa del Carmen, contact us today!