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Address: Celestun, Mexico

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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... read more

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

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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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Go to the boats rental place by the left side of the bridge when you enter Celestun, well organized and government supervised tours of the national park Great and close view of flamingos and multiple other birds species. We saw yesterday one alligator swimming (about four feet,) and a huge one(easy seven footer) sunning in the mangrove, not far from... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We took a tour right at the beach of Celestun. It was for 2 hours. We saw flamingos (not many as we were in December) and pelicans. After we went to mangrove. You can have a swim in a Cenote right inside the mangrove. Definitely recommend!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Absolutely beautiful experience. Never seen so many Flamingos in one place. Totally enjoyed it. After the tour, we spent the rest of the day on the beach. About 2 hrs drive from Merida, Celestun is a perfect place to spend a day. The roads are in very good shape so getting here is not an issue. We took the tour... More 

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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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