Ka’an Luum Lagoon, Tulum, Mexico

The Lagoon of Kaan Luum was a big surprise, a small little gem within the Riviera Maya. The place is peaceful but we do recommend to visit it in the morning to avoid the crowd that usually arrive at around noon. The earlier the better and you will have more chances to have the place for yourself.

Kaan Luum Lagoon

When to go

We came here late in the morning at 11am and there were a few people on site. After a short walk from the car park, between the bushes you will get to this long pier where this precious lagoon is.

Lagoon Kaan Luum - Tulum

During the year, the colour of the water changes from turquoise-blue to a fabulous Jade colour. And the lake is surrounded by jungle.

Lake Kaan Luum Tulum mexico


An interesting fact is that in the middle of this Lake, there is a large cenote (~85 meters deep towards the centre). Only experienced divers can swim in this area(and there is an extra cost to do so). And this is the reason why there is a slight change in color of the water.

Lagoon Kaan Luum Tulum MexicoWe spent 2 hours here swimming, relaxing and floating in the aquamarine waters.

Lagoon Tulum Mexico

It is best to bring your own food and eat on the tables besidethe lagoon (do not forget to pick up your rubbish). There are no restaurants on site and there is a basic toilet.

Laguna Kaan Luum Mexico Tulum

Entrance fee

The cost of entrance is 50 pesos for swimming. If you want to dive it is 150 pesos.


The lake is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

How to get there

The best option is by private car otherwise there is a colectivo (small bus) that departs from Tulum to Felipe Carrillo, they do not have a timetable so you will have to wait. Advice your driver where you want to go and the driver will let you know the entrance of the lagoon. From here you will have to walk for 15-20 minutes to the site where the lagoon is located.

Have you visit this lake? how was your experience?

Let us know in the comments below

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About Thomas Cummins

Thomas has a Data Management background, but he has always loved traveling and exploring the world. Photographer and husband, he has travelled over 29 countries and lived in Ireland and Australia. He has a passion for doing and sharing information of small and long hikes, mountains and outdoor activities around the world.

2 Replies to “Ka’an Luum Lagoon, Tulum, Mexico”

    • Hola, gracias por tu mensaje. Desde Tulum a la Laguna son 7km (15 minutos en auto). Hay transporte publico que te lleva desde Tulum a la laguna pero debes especificar que te deje en la entrada de laguna y desde la entrada se debe caminar 1 km. Saludos.

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