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Mangroves of Dzinitun

Address: Parador Turistico, Celestun, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Celestun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Newburgh, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This guided tour was an eye opening experience. Lots of information on the importance of the bird wildlife, and how important it is to all of us. And the impact of the guide to teach the people there, the importance of what they have. Amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

The birding here is somewhat seasonal so adjust your expectations accordingly. We went in May and saw dozens of flamingoes not hundreds but did see frigates and a very large crocodile at the lovely swimming hole. We went out late morning but early morning might be better. We parked at the cooperative at the bridge and hired our own boat... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Not going to waste any more time on this, but got left short-changed from a beach tour. Agreed on a price and route but the guide cut our trip short to go back for more money from another set of tourists. Very simply, just take the tours at the bridge and try and have 5+ people for the boat (there... More

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Partaloa, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The boat ride from Celestun jetty to view the flamingos, mangroves etc is a wonderful experience. Highly recommend the 2 hour trip to take in all the scenery. Good value especially when the guide/boatman speaks english. A memorable visit.

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San Diego, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Saw LOTS of flamingos and other birds. Nice food at Hotel Gutierrez and Los Pompanos restaurants. Fun town to walk around.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a great biosphere, lots of birds. But chose your month, and don't trust some information (including the LP): we went in May, there are no flamingos at that time of the year.

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Lugano, Switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We went there with our car, from Merida (ca. 1.5 - 2 hours). Celestun and Falmingo/Mangroves really deserve a visit! The Flamingo/Mangroves's tour is really excellent and a perfect change after days with maya ruins: for ca. 100.- USD (per boat, not person) you will have a 1.5 hour's boat tour and what you'll see it's spectacular!

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

It was relaxing and we had a good time flamingo were in a little distance but it was ok. I liked the atmosphere and the food at the beach so I think it was worth going if you have time

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This operation appears to be closed. The government put money into building the launching site but when we visited at the end of January the site was deserted and the boats and canoes gone. We found a private guide to give us a similar trip that was excellent.

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Campeche, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

great trip with guide included, a perfect way to enjoy the mangroves and its birds, go in the morning and you'll see the flamingo's as well !

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