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Address: Celestun, Mexico
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Amazing

Not to be missed. Wildlife and nature in the same place.... incredible landscapes, bring a 70-300 lens for the best pictures.....

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Not to be missed. Wildlife and nature in the same place.... incredible landscapes, bring a 70-300 lens for the best pictures.....

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Colchester, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was an excellent day trip from our base near Progreso; although as elsewhere in Mexico getting to destinations was something of a challenge. Mexican road signage is far from brilliant. (We missed the one sign for Celestun taking us off the 261 on to the 180 on the periferico round Merida). The journey there took us over 2 hours,... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My daughters (14 and 11) would rate this a 5, I would probably rate it a 4. We drove our rental car from Merida to Celestun. It is a pleasant and easy drive. If you plan on driving much in the Yucatan, pick up a map before even leaving the states (we have used ours on 3 trips now). The... More 

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We saw flamingos by the hundreds, baby crocodiles, birds, and tons of other wildlife. We spent 1600 pesos for four of us (400 each) since we wanted a private tour (2-2.5 HOURS). The alternative would have been to wait for 4 more people to join our group and reduce the price to 200 each. But it was still extremely beautiful,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I agree with the many reviewers before me that this place is not to be missed if you are anywhere on the west side of the Yucatan. The boat tour allows up to six people for the same price (we were a family of four), which I think was a reasonable one for what we got to see, although the... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was one of the best experiences we had in Mexico this time. It's just a little over an hour from Merida with a travel company. We had no idea there were so many flamingos in the world!! How beautiful. The tour boat got close so we could see them and get nice pictures. Then we took a little tour... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Celestun is truly an amazing nature preserve. We saw thousands of flamingos--flying, eating, standing, squawking at each other. I haven't seen anything like it on water. The sandhill crane migration is similar in the number of birds, but flamingos on the water are more spectacular. Catch a boat ride at the west end of the bridge into Celestun town. Our... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We drove to Celestun from Merida; approx. 1.5 hours. The main boats to tour the flamingos are located on the left just over the bridge heading into town. There is a building with a kiosk for private tours. We were hoping to split the cost with others so we wandered down to the dock where lots of tour boats were... More 

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Madison, WI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This has become a regular visit whenever I have friends join me on my annual Yucatan visit. The massive flocks of flamingos are quite a sight. Guided tour is highly recommended. The first time we had a knowledgeable guide whose English was quite good, and he had studied wildlife and was very enthusiastic about his work. We were not so... More 

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Partaloa, Spain
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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. This was a memorable visit.

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