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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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  • 1200 pesos is a better deal than 16-1800 pesos. There's easy parking at dock but not in town. If you get a boat on the beach it takes an extra 1/2 hour to get to where birds are. Bring cash - no cards...  more »
  • Un lugar realmente nautral, donde se puede apreciar la fauna como los flamingos, lagartos y pelicanos, los manglares son fantasticos. Ademas esta al alcance de todos. 
  • I'll say this up front since I've seen several complaints about price: find a couple of other people milling around to share your boat with. The price is for the boat, not per person. One or two extra...  more »