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Celestun Flamingo Tour – See the Wildlife of a Biosphere Reserve

Observe the spectacular colony of pink flamingos in their natural habitat on this Celestun Flamingo Tour. Experience the nature reserve by boat.

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Admire Exotic Birds from a Boat on this Celestun Flamingo Tour

On this Celestun Flamingo Tour, you will visit the Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, one of the most famous places to see pink flamingos. In addition to the flamingos, the reserve is home to over 300 species of birds as well as a few species of reptiles including crocodiles and both sea and land turtles.

Travel by boat to observe a wild colony of pink flamingos. Along the way, you can slow down and stop to marvel at unique wildlife and different bird species you spot in the reserve.


  • Observe hundreds of pink flamingos in their natural habitat
  • Take a relaxing boat tour through a nature reserve
  • Learn about and see some of the other 300 birds species that call the area home

Tour Information

Duration: Full Day
Start and end location: Merida
Availability: Year-round
Miscellaneous: This tour is available in English or Spanish.


  • Pick up at your hotel at 8:30 am.
  • Ria Celestun Flamingo Tour – Take a boat ride in the biosphere reserve. During the fall and winter, Celestun is a place of courtship for the pink flamingos.
  • Visit the Mangrove and Waterhole – You will learn about the several types of mangroves at the reserve. These include mangrove salt marshes, high and low river basins, and mangrove swamp petén…just to name a few!
  • Experience the Fishing Port – Yucatecan cuisine is famous for the Caribbean seafood. The quiet beach is an experience that invites reflection and rest.
  • Drop off at your hotel.

What’s Included

  • Professional, INAH certified & bilingual guide/driver
  • Private transportation
  • Water during transportation and special amenities
  • Entry fee to Celestún and Boat Tour at La Ría

What’s Not Included

  • Lunch and beverages
  • Tips (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Important Notes

  • This tour is available in English or Spanish. Other languages are available for an additional cost, with advance notice. For other languages, contact us at
  • Please contact us at for current prices and to book.


Ría Celestún, Mexico

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Ría Celestún, Mexico 20.944362, -90.341893

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