Ruta Flamingo, Finding Flamingos in Celestun

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Get ready to enjoy a greatboat tour of the Ría de Celestún, to live an adventure through nature, which will lead you to be surprised and appreciate every corner of this reserve.

The Cooperativa "Ruta Flamingo" has prepared a tour for you that starts from the moment you are received in their huge palapas on the seashore, where the boats are already ready in which you will board to transport you to adventure.

Ruta Flamingo, Findig Flamingos in Celestun

We will begin with a great tour of the wide and virgin beaches of Celestún, where the transparency of the sea and the fluttering of birds accompany us at all times, as well as the beautiful landscape that the fishermen offer us doing their work.

The first stop is right in the division between Yucatán and Campeche, right where the birds gather to sunbathe, relax and live with each other, it is quite a spectacle to see the pelicans, cormorants, seagulls and other birds that are not They are only together in a block of stones, but they are also floating in the sea, which when the boat passes causes them to take flight, a fact that moves hearts when witnessing it.

Recorridos en Lancha en Celestún, Cooperativa Dzidzilam

Next, we will admire the Ex Hacienda Salinera "La Herradura", in which there are still some buildings standing, leaving a mark of the importance that this place had, in the back there is a huge salt lagoon, in which They still extract this product, which depending on the production stage has different tones, between blues, golds and pinks.

We will arrive at a part of our route in which the sea of the Gulf mixes with the water of the lagoon, the change can be immediately appreciated and the division can be appreciated when noticing the lighter tone of one and the tranquility of the water of another , without a doubt, nature will surprise you.

Later they will go to take you to the place where the flamingos are eating and enjoying the tranquility of the place. The space that they occupy is protected since it is a space in the shape of a horseshoe in which they can clearly observe and hear if any predator approaches, we will approach carefully so as not to disturb them and at a prudent distance, it is a spectacle to see how the pink flamingos They are together, if you are lucky you will see how they take flight or how they descend to this place, it is impressive to admire the beauty of these birds.

Ruta Flamingo, Findig Flamingos in Celestun

This tour does not end here as we will enter the mangroves through tunnels that provide a different setting and where birds find refuge and some species live among the roots of the mangroves. Leaving from here, they will take you to see the spring that is very well delimited by a wooden fence that serves as a path to admire it from all angles.

To finish we will return to our starting point, but before that you will be invited to take the “Mayan Bath”, between the sea there is a part in which the clay is found at the bottom, the same as when rubbing it everywhere on your body exfoliates your skin with its mineral properties, leaving your skin softer and cleaner.

Without a doubt, this tour will leave you in love with everything that the Celestún Estuary Reserve has to offer.

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  • Boat ride on the estuary.
  • Observation of various birds such as: Flamingos, Pelicans, Cormorants, Herons, Spoonbills, Eagles, Fragagas, etc.
  • Mayan Bath.
  • Walk through the Mangrove Channel
  • Former Hacienda La Herradura
  • Interpretive Guide.
  • Life jackets.
  • Boat ride along the beautiful beaches of Celestún


  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Swimsuit
  • Cap
  • Repellent
  • Camera / Go Pro

The Tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Drinks

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