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Address: Calle 19, 134, Rio Lagartos 97720-28, Mexico
Phone Number: 019868620000
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Description: The Eco tour business is owned and operated by Diego Nunez and his sons...
The Eco tour business is owned and operated by Diego Nunez and his sons. Diego is the most experienced bird guide,naturalist and fly fishing guide in the Bio reserve They offer flamingo tours,birdwatching by land or by boat,crocodile night tours, and light tackle and fly fishing for tarpon and the great variety of species available here. Reservations are important to insure we can serve you.
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Birdwatching/Eco Tour with Diego

I highly recommend visiting Rio Lagartos and spending time with Diego. I spent 2 full days birding with him. He knew the exact areas for certain birds, was extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Galveston, Texas, United States
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Galveston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I highly recommend visiting Rio Lagartos and spending time with Diego. I spent 2 full days birding with him. He knew the exact areas for certain birds, was extremely knowledgeable about the birds and area, and helped add over 80 birds to my life list. I recommend him for beginners to advanced birders, there is no substitute for local knowledge.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We enjoyed our experience with Diego on a morning birding tour. He helped us find the local specialties and lots more! In the afternoon we took a boat tour with Paco. Amazingly, he eased the boat into an impossibly narrow passage where, after some hard work, he found a super cooperative Pygmy Kingfisher. The rest of the boat tour was... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Diego Nunez knows his birds. We did a two day morning/evening bird tour from the comfort of his truck and I picked up 26 new lifers, including the Olive throated Parakeet, cinnamon Hummingbird, Yucatan Bobwhite, Dusky-capped flycatcher, and an albino Tiger Heron. Stayed at Diego's place at the Ecotour lodge. Very clean and nice room with plenty of space and... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

No traffic, no people, no air conditioning, no nothing... just a wonderful place to do something different located about 2:30 hours from Mérida, Yucatán. A small fishermen town with no calendar or hour to comply with. Park anywhere and walk to the "malecon" (seaboard). Talk to the guys offering tours to the salt reservoirs and work your bargaining skills until... More 

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Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My two children (21 and 22) and myself went to Rio Largartos to see the crocodiles at night, and bird watch in the daytime. We had a great time with our guide of the 2 trips, Francisco. Wonderfully educated young man that has a degree in eco tourism. He knew the names of all the birds, the ages of the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A long way by boat, not cheap. We saw numerous herons, pelicans, egrets and 3 crocs, all very close up. The flamigoes, however, were a long way away and not as many as I expected but they were very pink!

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We spent a couple of hours touring Rio Largartos and seeing the wildlife and numerous flamingos. The scenery was beautiful and our guide spotted several alligators hiding in the mangroves which was fun to see. We also got out and floated in the salt ponds and also got a Mayan mud bath out of it as well. It was a... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I have never seen flamingos that were so intensely pink in my life! They looked Photoshopped, but couldn't have been since I was seeing them with my very eyes! It is definitely a bit of a road trip, but we stayed at the Hacienda Chichen in Chichen Itza & made this one of our day trips using our rental car.... More 

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Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This boat trip was included in our Mayan 7 day tour, and prior to arriving we were told that during this trip we could see Crocodiles, Pink Flamingos, Herons, Storks, Seagulls, Hawks. We managed to see all the birds plus more, but on this day the Crocodile failed to appear, which perhaps was a good thing, as towards the end... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We recently came back from the Mayan Riviera and did many excursions. We enjoyed them all. One that didn't have much pretence was the navigation through Ri@ Lagarto. We were not sure what to find. They told us we could see various birds and possibly Lagartos. We did see birds and no lagartos. The pink flamingos were the best sight.... More 

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Address: Address: Calle 19, 134, Rio Lagartos 97720-28, Mexico
Phone Number: 019868620000
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Rio Lagartos

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