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Rio Lagartos Adventures

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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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Experience The Natural Beauty of Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve,Yucatan...

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 , certified 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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Fantastic Flamingo Boat Tour

We arrived in Rio Lagartos in the afternoon and tried our luck at the Rio Lagartos Adventures office. Jorge arranged a customised tour for us at short notice for that afternoon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lana S
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Rio Lagartos in the afternoon and tried our luck at the Rio Lagartos Adventures office. Jorge arranged a customised tour for us at short notice for that afternoon. We saw numerous colonies of flamingoes (many more than we expected at this time of year) and many other birds (including the quirky roseate spoonbill). The sunset out on... More 

Thank Lana S
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, my son, and I spent a few days with Diego for the birding in the area. My son is the real birder, my wife and I like tagging along with him. We stayed at Diego's small hotel, ate at his restaurant multiple times, and went birding with him every day. He and his wife were amazing hosts. The... More 

Thank david73fp
Pune, India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We came across this web site while on a visit to our kids in USA & contacted Diego via e- mail. He responded promptly. We being keen bird-watchers, booked 4 bird tours with him immediately (2 by land & 2 by boat). We then planned rest of our Yucatan trip. It truly turned out to be the highlight of our... More 

3 Thank Alkagos
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We booked for a two hour standard tour. As we were staying in Akumal and had driven up we left plenty of time to get there and arrived early. We had lunch at the restaurant and rather than having to wait we were able to leave earlier which was great. Even before the Flamingoes we saw a huge array of... More 

Thank Francine S
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We stayed for two nights in Diego's posada(clean and comfortable) ate in his restaurant (good food and beautiful views) and had two half day birdwatching trips, one by boat and the second by land. I would highly recommend any trip lead by Diego - he is extremely knowledgeable, speaks good English and is great company. The trips/accommodation/restaurant are all excellent... More 

Thank sue888
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A total highlight of our 16 days in Yucatan was the 20 hours we spent with Diego in Rio Lagartos, including his birding tours, his posada and his restaurant.

1 Thank foxontherox
Galveston, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I spent a couple days in Rio Lagartos birding with Diego both by land and by boat. I highly recommend any trips lead by Diego or his son by a birder/photographer of any skill level including advanced. Nothing replaces the type of local knowledge Diego has and was able to help me succeed in finding as many different species as... More 

1 Thank Jeff S
Rio Lagartos, Mexico
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great way to see the birds, crocodiles, mangrove swamps, salt ponds while in a small boat. Tour guide took the time to be sure we saw a tiger heron nearly hidden in the trees.

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Cancun, Mexico
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Four mature adults drove from Cancun to Rio Lagartos and straight to a waterfront restaurant, Ria Maya, owned by Diego. We enjoyed a delightfully tasty dinner that was reasonably priced and a front row seat for the daily sunset. The sunset was beautiful and it seemed as though the entire world stood still to witness this event! Diego also owns... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

So glad I researched before coming up to Rio Lagartos for a flamingo tour and booking with Diego and his company! Had never been to Rio Lagartos and didn't know what to expect, so decided to set up tour beforehand and glad I did, just for ease and peace of mind when we got here. Diego responds right away with... More 

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