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Address: Celestun, Mexico
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Amazing natural experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
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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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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 

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 

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 

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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 

Moscow, Russia
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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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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I rented a boat for just the two of us from the government port across the bridge in Celestun. Our guide was experienced and knowledgeable about the wildlife and plant life on our tour. Many of the flamingos had already migrated but we were fortunate enough to see about two hundred on our trip. Our guide spent... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Celestun is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Reserve is a large preserve that is the winter home to vast flocks of flamingos as well as herons, pelicans and more than 300 species of birds that live or migrate through the region. The fresh water from the estuary mixes with seawater making it an ideal location for waterfowl. The red mangrove... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I have taken this tour many times over many years. We have gone from the Beach at Celestun and travelled up the estuary to see the Flamingos with a local fisherman; we have gone out for a half day with an experienced and knowledgeable birder Alex Dzib Chay from our casita at Celeste Vide; and we have... More 

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