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Address: Celestun, Mexico
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The mangroves!!!

Initially we went here to see the flamingos, but were much more impressed by the mangroves. It's like another world when the boat enters this dark place with trees all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Initially we went here to see the flamingos, but were much more impressed by the mangroves. It's like another world when the boat enters this dark place with trees all around...all you can do is gasp. The water is unbelievable too, the most orange colour I have ever seen. The scenery aline is just beautiful. When we visited, there weren't... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Boats now cost MXN1,200 for the approximately 90 minute tour, for groups of up to six people. If you prefer to share a boat and its cost you MUST arrange that group before you pay for the boat for they write the number of passengers on the ticket and will not agree to change it. The tour itself is done... More 

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Tracy, California
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67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Arrive early and reserve a boat for your party. The guides are excellent, and seem genuinely concerned about the birds and their habitat. You will see more than flamingos; you may see other wading birds, crocodiles and assorted small mammals if you are lucky. Good day trip from Merida.

1 Thank iodoggie
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a very good experience, the local people are very nice, and they explain everything to you. The cost is $70 USD for 5 people and you get a boat ticket. They take you to see the Flamingos, some exotic birds and a natural water well. At this season there are around a thousand Flamingos, but in December they... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As you arrive at the beach there are a number of guides who take it in turns to guide the groups. We found Pico!! Our guide Pico was brilliant. It is $200 per person if you have 8 people but he said we could go out with 6 and pay $220 each. Pico was very chatty and because this has... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We drove ourselves to Celestun mainly because we don't care much for tours since what if something catches our eye on the way? However, I had read to get there early to find a tour group, so we were at the main entrance at 10:30 am. The quote for the two of us was 1200 pesos which was much too... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our family of 6 had a boat to ourselves, along with our driver and guide. We travelled for quite some time, seeing a variety of birds before sighting the thousands and thousands of pink flamingoes. It was a truly stunning sight to see so many birds in one location, especially when they are such a vibrant colour. As dictated by... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you travel to Merida during the winter, don't miss to visit Celestun and take its boat tour to see the flamingos. It is an unforgettable experience, and you will be surprised not just about the number of flamingos that you will see, but also about the number of other bird species such as pelicans, mud hens, herons, hawks, etc.... More 

1 Thank jroel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Boat trip, to see flamingos, birds and a manglar tunel, great not too expensive, go either in the morning or late afternoon when flamingos are back, I went on the last trip and it was fun, it rained during the boat trip, got soaked but it was a lot of fun... be prepared, there were lots of moskitos in the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It's better to arrnage on-site. That's what we did. We took a bus to celestun, and than met a guy in the bus, who said he was going the same way. he talked to the boat-guys and we were 8 on the boat. 200 pesos each. Not 750, like they offer you in Merida. Flamingos and pelicans are nice, they... More 

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