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Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Yucatan Peninsula
(4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I came to Celestún as a guide of a small incentive group and overall we enjoyed a great day at the beach with fine food and bird warching with local fisherman cooperative's boats. As it was just a beg...  more »
  • We took a drive from Merida to go to Celestun to see the flamingos. Just letting everyone know that it took close to 2 hours to get there. We read that it would be cheaper to hire a boat from the beac...  more »
  • 90 minutes from Merida drive. Tour boat 90 minutes. Beach suitable for swimming and eating seafood. Useful change of clothes, towel, lens and Cap. Flamingos although few, seeing the flight of one single, justified tour.
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