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Flamingo Tours

Address: Celestun, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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