Friends of Posada Yum Kin visit Yal Ku

Friends. When you visit Posada Yum Kin that is what you find. They may be friends you’ve met before or they may be ones you have yet to meet. The warmth and hospitality of our hotel is evident as described by one of our guests as a “choice of a second home”.

Another one of these friends runs one of our favorite blogs, LaCasa Park. Emiliano, Jaehee and their family are semi-frequent visitors from NY. Emiliano has created a category on Tulum in his LaCasa Park blog that is worth reading. In fact, we’ve reposted his blog on Yal-Ku Lagoon below.

From LaCasa Park Blog:

Yal-Ku lagoon

It’s a hidden gem.  We realized not that many people know about this spot. The spot may be the one of the most beautiful on the Riviera Maya. We’ve traveled around quite a bit of Tahiti, Hawaii and Virgin Islands but Yal-Ku feels quite special from anywhere else. The perfect intimate size that does not feel too small to make it feel crowded. The shallow water is silky and warm from the sun.  There are tons of beautiful fish that you would not expect to see in such shallow water. It is absolutely crystal clearwith the softest white sand and pockets of chunks of limestone to attract all the fish  you want to see. There is even a small piece of beach. Yal-ku is where clear salty water of Caribbean Ocean and the sweet fresh water of Yucatan peninsula meets.  It’s perfect.  I’ll call it a little paradise!

It feels like you are invited to a small private snorkeling party here. It’s a perfect spot to go with your kids, nieces and nephews or hang with your best friends. You can explore the water or park yourself somewhere and just read and sunbath.  It’s quiet and lovely. Everyone behaves here. Maybe because the Lagoon guides you to do so…


Happy boy

Mangrove Island

Gael really had well learnt swimming and snorkeling. I couldn’t swim until the 4th grade. What a wimp I was! I missed out on so much fun thinking back. I mean look at him, he does so much!!!

We have met a wonderful family on this trip.Here are Dan and BV’s 2 amazing kids, Sam and Andrew. Gael had a blast with them!  The 3 little guys are shown below snorkeling together. 3 of them can rock the world!

Boys Snorkeling

Sam, Gael and Andrew looking for a Barracuda! ha-ha!!


This pic is only taken by me standing outside of the water. The Yal-Ku lagoon is sort of a natural aquarium.

Peaceful Yal-Ku

Peaceful Yal-Ku end ofthe day. So gorgeous , isn’t it…?  Perfect natural pool with ton of beautiful fish in nice shallow water….  Wooo. I want it!!


Yal -Ku is raw and well kept it that way.  No sunblock is allowed and a tee shirt is encouraged!  It opens everyday 8:00-5:30. Adult $9.00. Kid $6.00. 25Km from Tulum.  Go have fun, relax, sun bath and don’t forget to respect what nature offers us!

Check out Emiliano’s blog directly to see even more of his great photography of this beautiful paradise. When you arrive at Posada Yum Kin, check with the concierge on more things you need to know, like directions, on visiting Yal-Ku.