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Address: Celestun, Mexico

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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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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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a fantastic lunch at Palapas on the beach. The beach is gorgeous and is very good for shelling. We decided to do a flamingo tour with the locals at the beach palapa. There were several others waiting and so we split the cost--we paid $750 peso (for 4 of us-including 2 kids) and I think most others paid... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Five stars for the actual Flamingo boat ride, but one star for the van that was provided by Turitransmerida Tours. Our B and B arranged for us to be picked up for a tour provided by Turitransmerida Tours. The exhaust fumes in the van for the entire way to Celustun and back gave us headaches and sore throats. One of... More 

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Celestun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been on the flamingo tour in the Ria Celestun many times. Well worth the trip every time. Despite what the guide books and goverment publications say, the best time to visit is winter months from November to April. During the summer and fall there are less flamingoes as they move to Rio Lagartos. That being said the flamingoes... More 

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Address: Celestun, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun

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