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Address: Celestun, Mexico

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Excellent Bird Watching - Highlight of our Mini-Vacation

I vacationed in Celestun to get away from the stresses of life and to enjoy a mangrove boat ride . . . it was the perfect remedy. At the bridge, just as you are approaching... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 21, 2016
Ruth H
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I vacationed in Celestun to get away from the stresses of life and to enjoy a mangrove boat ride . . . it was the perfect remedy. At the bridge, just as you are approaching Celestun, you will find the mangrove boat tour operation on your left side. We arrived at approximately 9:30 a.m., which was perfect, as there were... More 

1 Thank Ruth H
Merida, Mexico
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We booked this tour through Viator and was a disaster. Mayaland tour driver and guide was terrible. He did not say a word until 30 minutes after he picked us up. He showed up late at the hotel, We saw him and got into the van. He did not even say good morning. That Is how the trip to Celestun... More 

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Read many comments on tripadvisor that this was a scam or not worth it, but I think it is individual preference. For us, we enjoyed this a lot and was amazed by the many different things we saw along the ride. We went straight to the boat owners and got onto the boat - the price is pretty standard. First... More 

Thank MiaSurin
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Tourist trap. You'll see more things simply walking the biosphere by yourself in the first five minutes than you will on the tour

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East coast
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219 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We did this as a day trip from Merida, as something to do (not a must do). It had rained in the morning, and we had been warned that the number of flamingos diminishes as the water level rises. That was correct, as there weren't that many flamingos (maybe 80?) But there was an island with lots of pelicans and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

We stopped off at the bridge first, arrived early (as advised by others) around 8:45, we were the only tourists there and they appeared to be just setting up so we drove down to the beach - no tours/boats to be found so we headed back up to the bridge. Another two couples arrived shortly after so we all shared... More 

1 Thank D4wn-D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed the night in Merida then drove out to the beach early in the morning. We arrived before 9 AM, paid 1200 pesos for a family of five to take a guided boat tour. The boats seat eight and have a think canopy cover making it very comfortable. There were few other boats being morning and mid-week just past... More 

2 Thank Osborne5Edmonds
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

You can book a trip at the beginning of the village (dierectly left if you crossed the bridge) or continue to the beachand book your trip there. The latter is cheaper and you are underway for a longer time but that is taken up by reaching the lagoon (for those who don't mind to be shaken thoroughly). In March the... More 

1 Thank keesvk
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

There seems to be some inconsistent information online about getting the best boat price for the flamingo tour if you are organising it yourself. We went today and can confirm that if you are doing the trip yourself, i.e. not as an organized tour, then do not get off the bus at the end of the bridge like some might... More 

6 Thank Pinky2468
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We were quoted an amount for the boat, which holds up to 6 people. We wanted to share and different ideas the cost, and waited for others to arrive. The guide told us to sit in their hut to wait. As other people walked arrived, a guide would run over and take them out right away. They wouldn't allow the... More 

2 Thank Penny Z

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