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Address: Celestun, Mexico
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Not as many flamingos as I thought

My wife & I visited Celestun after leaving Uxmal. The tours leave from a spot just past the bridge going into town. They charge by the boat, so try to share with others wanting to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
haveboozewilltravel
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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked this tour from Merida through an agency. Hated it. $850 pesos to include transportation, boat tour (from the beach) an allowance of $100 pesos for lunch, and no drinks. We traveled in an old Chevy SUV with a driver who picked his nose for most of the 1 1/2 hour drive each way. Ugh!! We spent more time... More 

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California
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I visited Celestun after leaving Uxmal. The tours leave from a spot just past the bridge going into town. They charge by the boat, so try to share with others wanting to take the same tour. We were told at the beginning that because of the high water level, the flamingo count would be low. We saw... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family group of 7 took a day trip to Celestum from our winter house in Chicxulub near Progreso. We had seen more flamingos in the lagoons near Progreso than in previous years. We rented a boat and driver at the dock just over the bridge as you enter Celestun. We paid $1260 MEX for a 1 1/2 hour tour.... More 

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Mexico City
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolute must for nature lovers who are in the Merida area. It takes just under two hours to get there by car, and once you cross the first bridge you come to at Celestun, the entrance and parking is on the left hand side. The setup is very organized and official - you pay for your boat at the window... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are two options to go with a motor launch to see the flamingos- through the official launch company at the river on the town side of the bridge entering the town, or with the unofficial operators on the beach. The beach will be a bit cheaper - 200 pesos per person with 8 to a boat, as opposed to... More 

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Kerpen, Germany
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a tour starting at the "visitor center" right behind the bridge when coming from the east. We waited about 30 minutes (until about 9:30am) until a little family showed up to share the boat. The price was 1200MXN for 2 people, 1300 MXN for 4 people and 1500 MXN for 6 people. We shared the boat with the... More 

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Thank Lena B
Anchorage, Alaska
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91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour in December. The charge is 1200 per boat (max 6 people), we were a group of 2 so we waited around for around 30 minutes until we saw 4 people approach the ticket window and asked them if they wanted to make a group. At that point the price dropped to 250mxn per person(still more than... More 

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Thank alaska1986
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74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tour was booked as a recommendation by the guides through my hotel in Merida. Initially it sounded appealling since Merida is inland, and you get to go to the (Gulf of Mexico) beach and spend the afternoon there. We are not really big bird watchers and the boats couldn't get too close to the birds or they would fly... More 

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Thank Fjbsnr1
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Thos incredible corner is a MUST while your stay in Merida. Try to be there by 9:00 am to get a fresh weather and by that time you will not have to wait to much for a boat. The tour is on or around $2 US. BE AWARE OF TAKE MOSQUITO REPELTENT WITH YOU and sun block. Try to get... More 

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St. Paul
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Our family of five met up with two other people from our hotel, and we arrived at the tour at about 8 a.m. Our timing was perfect. All seven of us got on a boat immediately and didn't have to contend with a lot of tourists. The cost was 200 pesos a person, and our guide took us to see... More 

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