Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Yucatan Peninsula

4.2
#96 of 275 in Parks in Yucatan Peninsula
Observe thousands of lively pink flamingos in their natural habitat at Celestun Wildlife Refuge. Take a peaceful boat ride through bird islands, mangrove tunnels, and lagoons; you can join an organized excursion or ask a local fisher to take you. Covering nearly 600 sq km (232 sq mi), the park is home to 225 species, including pelicans, crocodiles, sea turtles, and iguanas. Take a dip in the freshwater springs. Make sure to bring water and mosquito repellent. See Celestun Wildlife Refuge and all Yucatan Peninsula has to offer by arranging your trip with our Yucatan Peninsula holiday builder app .
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  • You Have to be attentive to the dates in which there are flamingos, not always, luckily we were taken to a salt pond where if there was and also is beautiful pink water and see the flamingos, that should be asked to the guide. We took a boat tour from the Palapa.
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  • Celestún is an ecological park located near Mérida, making it a must-see destination. When you arrive you must rent a boat where 6 people, the tour consists of going to see the flamingos that are in greater concentration during the winter, then visit canals inside the mangrove to end up in a water eye where you can swim. As You can imagine is an area where you can find a wide variety of different birds, reptiles and mammals, like the spider Monkey. After the tour one can walk around the village and rest on the beach.
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