Yal Kú Lagoon should be at the top of your to-visit list if you find yourself in Akumal. This area has super unique attributes that are hard to find anywhere else in the world. First off, it's connected to the ocean! So the water is a mixture of ocean water and freshwater. This means that the types of marine life you'll see at Yal Kú Lagoon is different than anywhere else!
How to get to Yal Kú Lagoon
There's a number of ways you can get to the Lagoon. We have a car that we drove, and we found parking nearby. If you don't have a car, I highly recommend taking a guided tour. You can take the colectivó, but the nearest stop is about a 30 minute walk away. Not fun in the heat!
Things to know before you visit
Upon entrance, you will have to pay approximately $22 per person. One thing to note is that life jackets are mandatory during your visit. You'll be forced to rent one for about $6 USD. All in all, my husband and I paid about $50 for entrance, and our lifejackets. There's also lockers to store your things in if you want at an additional cost. We didn't do that, because we have a Dry Bag that I put my purse in.
Why Yal Kú Lagoon is worth a visit
The water is so fricking clear. And this should be on it because of how unique the area is, the amount of wildlife you can see (Not pictured here, sorry!) and the ease of access from Akumal. The area is kept up super well and while the ground and stairs is a bit slimy to get in, it's totally worth it.
I know there's a huge amount of things you can do while in the Quintana Roo/Tulum/Akumal area. It's overwhelming. That's one of the reasons why I chose to stay a month here because I didn't want to miss out on anything. If that's not an option for you, I'd recommend narrowing your list down to the most important things.
Have you visited? Plan on visiting? Comment below and let me know!