It is located 36 kilometers from Mérida, just 1,200 meters from the entrance to the Port of Progreso on the road that goes to the Port of Chicxulub. This Ecological Reserve is managed by a Cooperative of 23 fishermen who over time have managed to create a place of rest and coexistence with nature in a 100% family atmosphere.
To enter this Reserve you must take a small boat at the jetty that will cross you through beautiful mangroves that protect this wonderful place inside. Upon disembarking you will be able to admire the beauty of nature, palapas where you can place your hammock and rest, wooden chairs and tables where you can eat and share a pleasant time with your family, a bridge over the canal that connects you to other places, Sac be paths that take you in search of species sightings in the area and all this very close to its cenotes and springs.
It has 3 cenotes and two springs, the first is the cenote Ferns with crystalline and shallow waters, ideal for younger children, next to it is the first spring where, because it is so narrow, one can only cool off feet. Opposite is the second spring that is like a small jacuzzi where its crystal clear waters invite you to stay for a long time.
The second cenote is the "Cenote Venado" that is on the left side, it is wide, clean and a little deeper, to get to it you have to go through the bridge that gives you a magnificent view of the place. Once on that side you will be able to walk along a long path of sac be that will take you not only to visit the mangrove swamp and discover its inhabitants, but at the end it will take you to the 3 cenote the "Cenote Pájaros" is the largest cenote of the three with an emerald green color that invites you to dive into its deep waters and cool off in them.
In its surroundings there are palms, tables and chairs where you can rest and relax, in addition to that at the bottom you will see another path in which it is delimited by a freshwater stream full of fish, here you can take walks through the mangroves and practice bird watching and species of the region.
One of the attractions of this place are its inhabitants, a herd of raccoons that live there freely and naturally come to receive their visitors and in return people give them food and a smile.
These little animals are very shy and friendly that only seek in a natural way to live with human beings, so during your visit do not bother them or try to grab them, just feed them and if you wish, take a picture with them. In addition to them, you will be able to see birds, iguanas, snakes, termite nests, crustaceans, fish and an infinity of flora and fauna.
The hours of this place are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and the cost of the transfer is approximately $ 50 pesos. As in any place there are rules so try to respect and comply with them so that this place continues to function and remains pleasant for everyone. The main one is not to throw garbage, do not allow food, bags, backpacks, pets and not to harm the mangroves or the creatures that live in it.