Mayan Cenotes and Paradise Lagoon Snorkeling: A Journey to Ancient Sinkholes and Exciting Sea Life
493 Ratings
Explore ancient Mayan cenotes and snorkel in a paradise lagoon. Swim through breathtaking caves, discover rock formations, and encounter a variety of exotic sea life.
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • YAL-KU CENOTE Y Laguna Yalku - Dive into the refreshing waters of age-old Mayan cenotes on a guided exploration. Cenotes are naturally occurring pits that reveal the groundwater below. Traverse stunning caves and passageways, marveling at the primordial geological structures intimately! Following that, experience snorkeling in a unique estuary where the merging of saltwater and freshwater forms a perfect environment for diverse marine creatures.
    The surface is so serene you’ll be eager to plunge in and navigate around the underwater geological features that provide a habitat for a plethora of vibrant tropical fish. Keep an eye out for blue tangs, triggerfish, and a host of other species! Yalku stands as an exceptional gem of the Riviera Maya!
What's Included
  • Snorkel gear
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
Additional Information

Jump in and float along on a guided tour in the brisk waters of ancient Mayan cenotes. Cenotes are natural sinkholes that expose groundwater underneath. Navigate through breathtaking caves and caverns and discover the ancient rock formations up close! Next, snorkel through a fantastic inlet where saltwater and freshwater mix creating the ideal habitat for a multitude of sea life.
The water is so calm you will want to jump right in and swim over the submerged rock formations that are home to hundreds of exotic tropical fish. Watch for blue tangs, triggerfish and much more! Yalku is a remarkable treasure of the Riviera Maya!

  • MInimum age is 8
  • Child rate applies to ages 8 to 11
  • Not recommended for guests with limited mobility
  • Guests must be relatively fit and must be able to swim
  • For safety reasons, we do not recommend participation on any snorkel activity if you are pregnant, have respiratory problems, injuries, back/neck issues, heart conditions, or conditions that can cause loss of consciousness
  • The pickup time depends on your hotel’s location.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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May 3, 2024
Nice trip - Jesus salas was very helpful and friendly. He showed many beautiful places and snookerling was so fun. I was a nice day..
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May 3, 2024
Cenote and Snorkeling - Jesus salas was a great guide, he took his time and even took great pictures! Definitely would recommend this experience for anyone looking for an adventure! 10/10 Jesus #1
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May 1, 2024
Wonderful Experience! - Fantastic job! AK was a great host, highly recommended! Tons of information about the cenote geology and ecology! Bit of a drive, but well worth the trip! Hands down best experience in Cancun!
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May 1, 2024
Loved this! - This was such an amazing experience! Everything ran smoothly, the cenotes were beautiful, and our guide Akash was so great!
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Apr 30, 2024
Fun tie. - Jesus was a great tour guide. Very fun and knowledgeable! We have great time! The cenote was very cool! You can’t bring your own camera FYI, there are photographers but you have to buy the photos.
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Apr 30, 2024
Cenote and snorkeling - Jesus Salas was an amazing guide, highly recommend. The cenote was beautiful and Jesus provided great information to keep us engaged. The snorkeling was incredible
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Apr 30, 2024
Cenotes are so cool!!! - Great snorkeling. The cenotes were absolutely incredible. Really glad I got to see them while in Mexico. Jesus Salas was such a fun guide and Rafa’s driving was top notch 👌🏼
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Apr 30, 2024
Great experience! - Jesus Salas was a great tour guide and it was a lot of fun! The group was small so we got a more personalized experience. I would attend again!
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Apr 28, 2024
The cenotes and snorkeling - Damián and Javier were both very helpful and patient. We had two young children and they were mindful and attentive to them. Which means the world! Thank you! We will be bringing our family again.
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Apr 28, 2024
An amazing day - Had a fantastic time on this excursion. Our driver (Miguel) and tour guide (Jessie) were funny and knowledgeable. They took great care of us, making sure that all of us (including those of us who were not strong swimmers) felt safe and secure and were still able to participate fully. The ceneto and lagoon were amazing. Our Tulum guide, Nicolas, taught us a lot about the Mayans in an engaging way. Lunch at the restaurant on the beach was delicious and ready for us by the time we arrived. I would highly recommend that everyone check out this adventure.
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up to 12 guests
1 Adult
June 2024