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Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Yucatan Peninsula

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Celestun is gorgeous but the overpriced tour is just not worth the money. We took the tour in April and got to see around 20 flamingos, a tour into the mangroves to see the clear water pools and we di...  read more »
  • The place is very nice... Sell you a boat ride to go see to the flamingos which slope 1500 pesos is supposed to be time, half the route lasts about 20 minutes of ida and the flamingos are very far away. Then take you by the mangrove area and you spend the tunnel with a beautiful view of mangrove swamps but the journey lasts five minutes and you can finally get to see nature and if you want to swim you can do it but there is only a very simple ladder to enter and exit and it is rather uncomfortable.
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  • If you love birds, it is worth the trip to Celestun national reserve park from Merida. We had an amazing day to visit Celestun national park. We saw many flamingoes who were actively feeding. There ar...  read more »
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