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Xel Ha vs. Yal Ku Lagoon


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#1 MarieSam

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    Posted 10 July 2008 - 06:03 PM

    First off my FI and I are snorkeling addicts and have been to Xel Ha twice and have LOVED it!!

    We've heard a lot about Yal Ku Lagoon in Akumal too, and actually got a chance to see it, but never snorkel in it, a couple weeks ago. It was lovely and seemed just like a smaller version of Xel Ha and a lot less commercialized and expensive ~ $8 for the day opposed to the $60+ at Xel Ha.

    Anyone ever been to Yal Ku? And if so, how is the snorkeling there? Is there lots of marine life?? How do the two compare?

    #2 lambert13

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      Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:35 PM

      Never been to Yal Ku....but I would go there in a heartbeat over Xel Ha. Just on the advice of people who I trust very much. Lots more to see, cheaper and a more relaxed environment.

      To see some of the best snorkeling in the world (literally) head over to the main bay in Akumal. Lots of healthy coral, rays, sea turtles, fish galore and lots more. I can fill you in on the specifics and all that if you need it. Just PM me.

      #3 MarieSam

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        Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:46 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by lambert13
        Never been to Yal Ku....but I would go there in a heartbeat over Xel Ha. Just on the advice of people who I trust very much. Lots more to see, cheaper and a more relaxed environment.

        To see some of the best snorkeling in the world (literally) head over to the main bay in Akumal. Lots of healthy coral, rays, sea turtles, fish galore and lots more. I can fill you in on the specifics and all that if you need it. Just PM me.
        Hey Lambert ~ well I'm glad to hear that you've heard good things about Yal Ku. FI and I, and both our families were thinking of renting villas that have direct access to Yal Ku during our wedding week next year. So hearing your insight makes me excited for our plans!

        We actually snorkeled in Akumal bay about 3 weeks ago during our site visit and again in 2005 for the first time. And you're right, the marine life at the main bay is spectacular! We even got to swim side by side with the turtles it was so awesome And what I like best is that you don't even have to swim far out to see everything!!




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