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Laguna Yal-kú (Yal-kú Lagoon)

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Devoted snorkelers may want to walk or drive the unmarked dirt road to Laguna Yal-kú, a couple of miles north of Akumal in Half Moon Bay. A series of small mangrove-edged lagoons that gradually reach the ocean, Yal-kú is an eco-park that's home to schools of parrot fish in clear water with visibility to 160 feet in winter and spring. Entrance is $10 and you can rent snorkeling equipment in the parking lot for $10, a life jacket for $6, and a locker for $2. Sunscreen is not allowed, so bring a T-shirt to keep from getting sunburned.

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  • Address: Akumal, Quintana Roo | Map It
  • Hours: Daily, 8–5:30
  • Location: Akumal
Updated: 03-07-2013

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