Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Yucatan Peninsula

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#89 of 257 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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  • Despite being season in which are many flamingos were not so many because of the wind I had and so took refuge inside the reserve, but if it was nice to see them. There is approaching much because if frightened they try go flying fast and they can break their wings or legs, many people bother you that the guide is not approaching, but you have to have respect and consideration with these beautiful animals
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  • If you are in the area you must go. Amazing even when it is not high flamingo season. I loved it and the boat ride. Took so many photos. Unforgetable!!!!!!  more »
  • A Celestine detour for a meeting with flamingos really worth because there are hundreds or even thousands. On the other hand, avoid absolutely Mr Henry DZIB / NATURE TOUR, yet referenced in favorite by the Lonely Planet, that we hardly contacted by e-mail to organize a boat trip. This guide has some interesting things to say about flamingos (priori naturalist), but his Lonely Planet SEO climbed him head because instead of the 1920 pesos for a boat announced in the guide (edition September 2016), he asked us 3500 pesos! Completely prohibitive, knowing that the other boats turn to 1200 to 1600 pesos with the possibility to share the award with other travelers (up to 8). In addition, the tour is no different or longer. We were escorted to the end d1h15. I have made him my displeasure on the price. He told me that it was linked to inflation of gasoline and the price of the driver of the boat. Of course... I hope that this review will be useful for other travelers. He takes it back down on Earth, we're not the pigeons!
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