Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Yucatan Peninsula

4.3
#86 of 192 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. See Celestun Wildlife Refuge and all Celestun has to offer by arranging your trip with our Celestun holiday builder app .
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  • We got a boat from the bridge, it was a quiet time of year (nov) as we were in Mexico for the festival rather than specifically for the flamingo migration (best jan/feb). We were so impressed. Our tou...  more »
  • We (group of 13) arrived at the embarkation point, after early morning start from Merida. The first thing I notice is the colour of the water! It is a brownish/red, it leaches from the type of mangrov...  more »
  • 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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