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Merida (and vicinity), Yucatan, Mexico Merida
Thu, 26 Nov - Thu, 10 Dec 26 Nov - 10 Dec


  • Opportunity to observe huge flocks of vibrant pink flamingos

  • Exploration of the pristine biosphere reserve at Celestun

  • Chance to see pelicans, turtles & crocodiles in the park

  • Scenic boat cruise & refreshing swim among the mangroves

  • Savoury Mexican lunch in an authentic beachfront restaurant

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Venture to Celestun – 1 of the Yucatan coast's most picturesque ecological reserves – for an up-close look at vibrant pink Caribbean flamingos. Go for a refreshing dip and enjoy lunch at a local beachfront restaurant.

After being picked up from your hotel, ride to the coastal town of Celestun, home to the Parque Natural del Flamenco Mexicano. This 147,500-acre (59,691 ha) biosphere reserve is home to sea turtles, pelicans and crocodiles, as well as huge flocks of pink flamingos in the winter.

Hop on a boat for a tranquil cruise through the mangroves and admire these colourful birds, then take a dip in the cool waters – Celestun has a mix of freshwater from the estuary and saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico. As you take in the beaches and scenery, your knowledgeable guide shares facts and information about this pristine ecosystem and the creatures that inhabit it.

Dry off and take a seat in a local beachfront restaurant for a savoury lunch of regional specialities before your return trip to Merida.


  • Guided tour of Celestun

  • Boat ride

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Merida hotel


  • Drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary as long as they do not occupy an additional seat.

  • If you are pregnant or uncomfortable walking in the heat, you should not take part.

  • Pick-up is not available from haciendas.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.


Celestun, Mexico