Yal Ku Lagoon and cenote

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PRIVATE TOUR: From beginners to experts! Book this private tour and snorkel in the most peaceful and beautiful places of the Riviera Maya! With a lunch at a local mayan restaurant in the jungle.

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Cenote and Yalku Lagoon Private Snorkeling Tour

If snorkeling in the ocean is a little intense for your skill set, try out our Yal Ku tour including a stop at a cenote. This Cenote Yal Ku lagoon tour is perfect for individuals that are new to snorkeling and those who have experience in the pastime.

Yal Ku Lagoon is a protected area allowing its swimmers to experience all of the benefits of snorkeling in Mexico without the stress of waves. One unique aspect of Yal Ku is its majestic mangrove landscape. The opening from the lagoon to the ocean allows for a mixture of fresh water and salt water. You will be able to get a glimpse of beautiful marine life with a lot of small colorful small fishes. The mangrove landscape of the area is something you will not want to miss.

After snorkeling at the lagoon, we will reach the jungle to discover one of the wonders of the Yucatan peninsula, a cenote. Swimming in the calm and clear waters of a cenote will make you live a very special experience.

We provide all snorkeling equipment and qualitative equipment! We do not want you to have to worry about anything, but having a stress-free, relaxing time in one of the most beautiful locations in Mexico. Our private transportation service will pick you up from the doorway of your hotel, and your guide will be with you all day. We do not want you to go hungry while on our watch, so this tour will also include a stop at a local Mexican restaurant.

If you want to experience snorkeling in Mexico no matter your skill level, Yal Ku Lagoon and cenote is the tour for you!

General info

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Physicality: Easy
  • Age: All ages
  • Snorkeling: Basic swimming skills required. This excursion suits everyone from novices to experts.
  • Which cenote will you visit? The day of your tour, you can choose one cenote between Nicte HaTaak bi Ha, or Jaguar. If you prefer to go to Dos Ojos, we will add 10 USD per person on your balance. If you prefer to go to Pet Cemetery, we will add 15 USD per person on your balance. Your guide will be happy to help you to select the best cenote for you and your party according to your expectations and snorkeling skills.
  • Mobility: We can adapt this tour for people with disability.

This is an exclusive private tour to better meet your expectations.

Price includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with private air-conditioned transportation
  • Experienced certified private guide all day long
  • All entrance fees
  • High quality snorkel equipment (fins, mask, snorkel, wetsuits, life jackets)
  • Cool drinks in the van (waters, soda, beer)
  • Lunch in a restaurant with one main course a la carte and one drink (water, soda or beer) per person

Price excludes

  • Tips


Our tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic and heat on the sites.

08:15am: Private transportation from your hotel to Yal Ku Lagoon
09:00am – 10:30am: Snorkeling at Yal Ku Lagoon
10:30am – 11:00am: Transportation
11:00am – 12:00pm: Snorkeling in cenote
12:00pm – 01:00pm: Lunch at a local restaurant
01:00pm – 02:00pm: Transportation to your hotel

Itinerary is based on a departure from Playa del Carmen.
Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit and beach towel
  • Flip flops or water shoes for swimming activities
  • Hat or cap and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Biodegradable mosquito repellent
  • Camera/Underwater camera
  • Cash for souvenirs/tips

You can bring personal belongings you require during the tour (phone, camera, extra set of clothes…). While you are visiting or snorkeling you can leave the things you don’t need in the van. Our driver will always be in the van, so keeping your things safe!

4 reviews for Yal Ku Lagoon and cenote

  1. Sam

    This company is great for private tours. We like our experience to be our experience, so we go private. We had a full day of snorkeling. Yalku was pretty incredible and the Cenote just amazing. Claire and the driver were fantastic. We both had been snorkeling but going with Claire was perfect because we learned we hadn’t really been doing all the right things, game changer. She was so knowledgeable about the fish and what we were seeing. The Cenote was an complete adventure, unforgettable. The food fantastic, better than some of the food at our resort.

  2. Alicia

    We were picked up promptly for our private tour to snorkel in a cenote and Yal-Ku lagoon. Local knowledge and guidance at each stop, along with plentiful water, beer, and lunch, made this an easy, fun, carefree day. Recommended.

  3. Jim

    We had the most amazing experience! Our guide, Chris was extremely informative, funny, and helpful throughout our day! Our tour included a cenote and Yal-Ku lagoon. The cenote was unbelievable. The stalagmites/stalactites were so cool! It felt like a totally different world. Yal-Ku was really beautiful and very fishy. A delicious lunch of fajitas with guacamole was also included. Overall it was an amazing day, we highly recommend to everyone!

  4. Sara

    We had a difficult group with 2 toddlers, a 5 year old, a 9 year old and a 12 year old. The 2 year olds freaked out at Yal-Ku and were miserable. Our tour guide Juan was crazy helpful with my kids at Yalku and at the cenote. The lunch in the jungle was absolutely amazing and we crazy picky about food. It was one of the best meals we had while in Mexico and the service was great as well. Overall we had a fantastic day and Juan’s help and flexibility with my toddlers was invaluable.

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