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Cenotes and Paradise Lagoon

Cancun / Riviera Maya / Cozumel / Tulum


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A Riviera Maya cenote excursion and snorkeling experience in the Yalku Lagoon! Navigate through the Riviera Maya’s impressive cenotes (freshwater limestone sinkholes) and underground caves to marvel at stalactites, stalagmites, and other ancient rock formations. Snorkel Yalku to swim in a lagoon brimming with aquatic life for a perfectly refreshing half-day aquatic adventure In the Riviera Maya.
  • Experience the magic of swimming in an underground cenote (freshwater sinkhole) below the Mayan jungle
  • Swim in a paradise lagoon tucked away in the Riviera Maya, where fresh and salt waters mix
  • Snorkel and see amazing rock formations at the cenote and a multitude of fish at the lagoon
  • Activity duration: 3.5 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included


Yalku Lagoon Excursion

Your Riviera Maya cenote excursion starts with a pick-up from your Cancun or Riviera Maya resort. You will be part of a small group of guests from all over the world to enjoy this incredible experience. Your group will arrive in the tropical jungle, where deep below the surface is a stretch of a vast subterranean river system of the Yucatan Peninsula. Gear up with snorkeling equipment and a life jacket and get ready to explore a cenote that is part of this important underground river system.

Follow your expert guide into the depths of the place that the ancient Mayan people believed was the portal to their gods and the entrance to the underworld. A cenote excursion is more than just a Riviera Maya eco-adventure, it is an immersion in natural beauty and ancient culture! Marvel at the stunning stalactites hanging down from the cave ceiling and the stalagmites rising from beneath the waters, formed over thousands of years to create a mystical landscape. Ancient artifacts have been discovered in these caves and rivers, not only from the Mayan days but from prehistoric times!

Snorkel the Yalku Lagoon in Akumal: Take a refreshing dip in a tropical paradise

After your divine Riviera Maya cenote swim below ground, return to the sunlight, and prepare for more aquatic exploration, this time in the open air. Hop in your vehicle and head towards the stunning Yalku Lagoon which is known as the ‘Nest of Fish’ in the Mayan language, enjoying light snacks and water on the way. When you arrive at this incredible lagoon, you will be awed by the peaceful scenery all around you. With lush foliage, clear waters and rock formations and the calls of the seabirds, and even some beautiful sculptures hidden in the coves, the Yalku Lagoon is a beauty beyond your imagination. Swimming in this inlet of pure inspiration is a must for anyone seeking real eco-adventures in the Riviera Maya.

Your friendly guide will provide you with your snorkeling gear and easy instructions on getting the most out of your Riviera Maya snorkeling adventure in the Yalku Lagoon excursion. Enjoy the fresh breeze and the sounds of nature, and then jump right into the warm waters for a thoroughly refreshing experience. Look for a multitude of colorful tropical fish that are uniquely equipped to thrive in this environment where fresh and saltwater meet. Stick close to the rock formations for the best views of exotic fish and cool underwater vistas and if you are lucky, you may even witness a sea turtle peacefully passing by or a prehistoric-looking stingray flying beneath the surface.

Book your Riviera Maya cenote excursion and Yalku adventure today!

This is a Riviera Maya excursion in nature that will show you the best of the region with expert guides. A cenote swim and a snorkel experience in Yalku Lagoon are exactly what you need for the perfect aquatic adventure of your Cancun or Riviera Maya holiday.


  • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation
  • Professional eco-guide
  • Snacks on board the vans (bottled water, fruit and crackers)
  • Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins) and life jacket (mandatory)

Practical Information

  • For safety reasons, this activity is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, respiratory problems, injuries, back/neck issues, heart conditions, or other conditions that can cause loss of consciousness
  • Guests must be relatively fit and must be able to swim
  • Guests are recommended to wear a bathing suit underneath their clothing and bring additional comfortable clothing and footwear, water shoes, biodegradable sunscreen and repellent, sunglasses, beach towel, a change of clothes, an underwater camera, and extra money
  • Minimum suggested age: 8 years old
  • Please note that our partner will be providing transportation in their vehicle so that you can enjoy this exciting excursion.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Cancun / Riviera Maya
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 8 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
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