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Kaan Luum Lagoon

Tulum

Kaan Luum is one of Tulum's best-kept secrets. Mayan for “tierra amarilla” (“yellow land”), it is a chromatic turquoise lagoon similar to those in the Pueblo Mágico of Bacalar.

There are areas of the lagoon that are no deeper than two meters (6.5 feet), so you can swim peacefully and rub the mineral-rich mud on your body. There is an enormous cenote in the middle of the lagoon, which is perfectly distinguishable from the rest of the lagoon due to its darker color. Unfortunately, given its 85-meter (279-foot) depth, only certified divers are allowed to explore it.

Be sure to arrange a paddleboarding tour of the lagoon. After these lessons, return to Tulum's beaches for a taste of delicious shrimp tacos or, if you prefer, escape to the Dos Casas Cenote, where you can snorkel and see where the sinkhole and the ocean meet.

You should know that the Kaan Luum Lagoon is located within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make the most of your trip by exploring the Muyil archeological site, by floating along its channels, by boating to the mangroves, or by learning about chewing gum production and about dying textiles with natural dyes.

Kaan Luum is one of Tulum's best-kept secrets. Mayan for “tierra amarilla” (“yellow land”), it is a chromatic turquoise lagoon similar to those in the Pueblo Mágico of Bacalar.

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There are areas of the lagoon that are no deeper than two meters (6.5 feet), so you can swim peacefully and rub the mineral-rich mud on your body. There is an enormous cenote in the middle of the lagoon, which is perfectly distinguishable from the rest of the lagoon due to its darker color. Unfortunately, given its 85-meter (279-foot) depth, only certified divers are allowed to explore it.

Be sure to arrange a paddleboarding tour of the lagoon. After these lessons, return to Tulum's beaches for a taste of delicious shrimp tacos or, if you prefer, escape to the Dos Casas Cenote, where you can snorkel and see where the sinkhole and the ocean meet.

You should know that the Kaan Luum Lagoon is located within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make the most of your trip by exploring the Muyil archeological site, by floating along its channels, by boating to the mangroves, or by learning about chewing gum production and about dying textiles with natural dyes.

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