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Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Yucatan Peninsula

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#37 of 532 in Wildlife Areas in Yucatan Peninsula
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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 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 »
  • This place is great. Some pointers though. -Bring cash!!!!!!! -you pay for a boat and there are about....8 spots on it? But if you have 6 people they will take you like that. Maybe 4 or 5 even. Otherw...  more »
  • First a word of warning. Try to go between December and February. It's your best chance to see a lot of Flamingos. But mostly it's luck. If the tide is low, you'll see a lot. If it's high, most are re...  more »