Yalahau Lagoon
Yalahau Lagoon
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles559 reviews
Excellent
264
Very good
167
Average
98
Poor
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Terrible
12

Carol W
Auckland Central, New Zealand32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Visited Yalahau as part of a 3 islas tour. Pristine natural spring just past the mangroves. Beautiful to swim in - cooler than the sea and welcome respite on a really hot day. Good clean restrooms.
Written 9 October 2023
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Jason N
Nottingham, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We arrived at 0730 in the morning as VIP Holbox suggested you can beat the crowds and this place is pretty special if you do. We were the only people in the complex until 0800 when another boat arrived.

The walk-in is a boardwalk through Red Mangroves with plenty of fiddler crab burrows. We stopped at the bar complex just to see a couple of 3ft iguanas catching the morning sun. The cenote was crystal clear with currents of water rising from 3 holes in the bottom. There were loads of fish feeding off the edges as you got in. Quite a special private swim!

There is a view tower looking over an expanse that captures the three main land ecosystems; the mangrove forest to the savannah and then the tropical forest, it really gives a impression of the wildness of most of Quintana Roo Region outside the tourist spots.

Overall, a good destination but pick your times as apparently it is a very different experience in when it gets going later in the day.
Written 5 July 2023
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Jeff F
Harpenden, UK1,165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We took a boat trip from Holbox island. We would eventually reach mosquito point but the trip included a stop of at Yalahau Lagoon for a swim and something to eat or drink. It a beautiful lagoon and he water is perfect for a cool refreshing dip. It quite deep though and they make you wear a life jacket which I thought was a bit off-putting.
Written 31 January 2023
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Milou V
Singapore182 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family

3-island tours is a joke - hardly any birds at isla pajaros, 30 boats in tiny isla pasion with hundreds of people standing in the shallow waters and tiny beach , very touristy yalahau cenote where you need to pay 50 pesos/person and can swim with life vests with too many people in that small cenote. We watched the swamp crabs during the 1 hour stop.

Written 19 August 2022
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LeilaniL77
San Francisco, California, United States127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We enjoyed our visit but as many others have noted, there will be a lot of people and it's a small cenote. It's fun to visit, but not an earth shattering experience.
Written 2 April 2022
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zandl
New Jersey77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Crowded. Too many swimmers in too small an area.

Much better cenote experiences elsewhere. Try one where you go into a cave...
Written 28 October 2021
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Jeri F
Tulsa, OK319 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Underwhelmed. The park had a 50 peso per person charge our tour company didn't mention. Life jackets are required and provided free of charge. The cenote is really small and there is not much to see. There is a tower with views of a savanna type terrain.
Written 8 September 2021
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Kate W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Well organised and was great. We both were lucky and it wasn’t too busy so we went swimming, cool, clear water really refreshing in the heat.
Came for lunch and would advise a visit.
Written 19 August 2021
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mtangulo
Washington DC, DC957 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This location is part of the Three Islands Tour, the visit is well organized, (paid entrance/fee) you walk in and get a life vest, its a small fresh water lagoon and can be crowded. Water is cool and its refreshing to swim. There are clean bathroom available and an area to purchase drinks. The stop is scheduled for one hour, you can also admire the mangle that surround the area.
Written 26 June 2021
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Tessa H
Utrecht, The Netherlands210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Passed by on our three island tour. Was a nice place to swim and to hang out in the sun for around an hour
Written 23 February 2021
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