Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Yucatan Peninsula

4.3
#82 of 193 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. With our international travel planner, Celestun attractions like Celestun Wildlife Refuge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • June 1, 2017
    It is unfortunate that the Government does not put large-scale in a place as beautiful as this. It is a place beautiful that is wasted by not giving him the importance that it deserves. Very highly recommended but if you go with the family FASCINATES children
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  • May 4, 2017
    I want there the last weekend with a friend. First I have to say.... the place is a very little town, people is very nice and so friendly food is awesome and the place is so hot. To get to Celestun yo...  more »
  • April 14, 2017
    The small boats takes you see magnificent Flemish roses. Then walk on water in the middle of the roots of the mangroves and stop at the edge of the "source". Pretty cool
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