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Address: Calle 19, 134 X 14 | Right on the Water Front, Rio Lagartos 97720, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 1 986 100 8390
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Description: Experience The Natural Beauty of Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve,Yucatan with"Rio...
Experience The Natural Beauty of Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve,Yucatan with"Rio Lagartos Adventures". Birdwatching,Flyfishing,Flamingo Tours,Crocodile night trips, Kayak and bicycle rentals. Located at the Restaurant RIA MAYA , certicate nature guides specialize in low impact eco-tourism to provide access to this beautiful wilderness. Our experienced guides are skilled in identifying the wildlife here. Flamingos,crocodiles, sea birds and raptors are just a few. English, spanish and Italian speaking guides are available " the best in Nature Tours & eco tourism "
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Wonderful authentic town, with excellent fishing and birding thanks to Diego & Pako

Rio Lagartos is an unspoiled Mexican fishing village close to several outstanding Mayan attractions with excellent fishing, food, and world class birding. Diego's accommodations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Creede, Colorado
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Creede, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Rio Lagartos is an unspoiled Mexican fishing village close to several outstanding Mayan attractions with excellent fishing, food, and world class birding. Diego's accommodations are both comfortable and affordable. Fishing with him and top guide Pako was a treat even beyond the considerable "baby" tarpon action. Pako was also extremely well versed in the local, and incredibly prolific and diverse,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great people in every sens of the Word - Who knew very corner and spot in the area. Great knowledge of the birds and animals around.- I'm a biologist but still impresed and learned and saw a lot of new things. Best guided tours I ever had !! Diego's resturant was our every-day stronghold when not birding - god food,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

4 of us (me, my wife and 2 friends) recently returned from a 2-week birding trip to the Yucatan. Our overall experience was great and a true highlight was a full day that we spent entirely with Diego Nunez birding in the Rio Lagartos area. We spent the morning in Diego's all-terrain truck exploring ranches and scrublands near town and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Our two days with Rio Lagartos Adventures were terrific! Arrived late moning and were warmly welcomed by Diego and his terrific team of naturalists, including his sons, born and raised on the estuary, who know every curve in the mangroves and each grove in the bio preserve. Our first tour was on the water, and began after three, when the... More 

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Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Diego Nunez and his staff of guides provided an excellent introduction to birding in the north side of the Yucatan. Diego is an expert on the local birds, knows where to find and identify them. We took 5 half-day tours, 2 on water and 2 on land. His tours took us to places we would not have been able to... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This place rocks! To see a variety of birds and to get a taste of an old fishing village with an abundance of character, this is the place for you. Full of heart and talented (not cheesy) tour guides, you will get great glimpses and photos of some familiar and unfamiliar birds in the northern Yucatan. Do your research ahead... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we are fairly experienced birders but are not very familiar withy New World birds. We were delighted with our superb early morning birdwatching boat trip in which we saw lots of super birds, including good views of flamingos engaged in characteristic behaviours, many kinds of heron, crocodiles and a wonderful close observation of a raccoon trampling for crabs. We were... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Diego Nunez has put together a team of family and friends here that will warm the hearts of birding enthusiasts, especially those with target lists. Famous for flamingos, Rio Largotos is an unpretentious fishing town of about 4,000. Time moves slowly here. There are not a lot of non -birding attractions. Nunez began guiding bird tours 20 years ago. Today,... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We took the boat tour of the estuary that lasted about two hours. There are quite a few birds to se up close but the main attraction are flocks of pink and white flamingos. You also get to swim in very salty water that keeps you afloat. This is done in a canal adjacent to salt ponds, where the sea... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Some excellent dawn to dusk birding with Diego in early January netted me most of the Yucatan endemics and a good supply of other valuable lifers. Diego knew the territory and its stakeouts like the back of his hand and spared no effort to get me good views. He was generous with his time (and mileage) and included William (a... More 

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