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Paddling through the red water in our kayak surrounded by the eery and prehistoric mangrove forest was unforgettable. It's an incredible experience. The project is run by the community which supports local incomes but also restores and protects this hugely significant eco system. Jose our...More
We had an very interesting tour with canous through the mangroves, where we could observe different birds, racoons and at the end of course also flamingos.
the best part is that you get insights from a local environmentalist and can share at least for a...More
My boyfriend and I wanted to see some flamingo’s in Celestun and were triggered by this recommendation in the lonely planet. We had some whatsapp contact with Jose in spanish (Google translate). He was very friendly and helpful. He visited us the day before the...More
Booked a tour through Lawson's Yucatan Excursions and my partner said it was her favourite part of our whole trip! After a few days exploring the city we drove to Celestún to meet with Jose Isaias, who was waiting for us. He explained it wasn't...More
I would highly recommend a visit to Celestún for a kayak tour with Jose. Great bird spotting and adventure kayaking through the mangroves and onto the river. Great knowledge of the local mangrove reforestation and all the local bird life. Not to be missed if...More
José guided three of us the canoe tour and an additional observation for flamingos. The canoe tour is very quiet in small water channels in the mangrove and through the river. You can only hear water and birds in the woods and feel really in...More
The tour of the mangrove forest by kayak was a wonderful experience. Though it is especially popular with birders, I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys being in nature. You get a beautiful, peaceful experience paddling through tunnels in the mangrove forest, see and...More
I went with a friend at 5.30am on a 3h canoe tour with Jose. The first section takes you through the mangroves in the dark where we saw and heard birds, raccoons and crocodiles (they're a smaller type here - no danger to the canoe)....More
Because this is a small tour in a canoe, the organizers plan it for the best time to see birds. So generally, it's early morning. We went at 6:30 am. If you want to only see the flamingos and aren't interested in the... More
Because this is a small tour in a canoe, the organizers plan it for the best time to see birds. So generally, it's early morning. We went at 6:30 am. If you want to only see the flamingos and aren't interested in the mangrove channels, then use the more commercial motor boat options. However, this small tour is very personalized, and you learn about how the community manages the restoration of the mangrove habitat as well as seeing many types of birds in addition to the flamingos.
We booked at the hotel the day before. The guide working at the hotel drove us there and arranged everything with the guys on site (boat....). I guess it was a bit more expensive than if we would have arranged it in advance... More
We booked at the hotel the day before. The guide working at the hotel drove us there and arranged everything with the guys on site (boat....). I guess it was a bit more expensive than if we would have arranged it in advance by ourselves, but we took the easy way (through the hotel) and it stayed reasonable. Doing this tour by night is a true experience. hope you will get such chance. Enjoy!