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Rio Lagartos Tours: Flamingos, Pink Lagoons, and Clay Bath

Observe flamingos, admire bright pink lagoons, and take a refreshing mud bath on these Rio Lagartos Tours. Enjoy a boat ride in a beautiful nature reserve.

USD $98.00

Per Person

Observe Flamingos and Pink Lagoons on these Rio Lagartos Tours

These Rio Lagartos Tours take you on a boat to see flamingos as you navigate channels surrounded by mangroves. You can also observe other birds species such as herons, egrets, osprey, black hawks, sandpipers, gulls, and pelicans. Crocodiles also roam the beautiful nature reserve. Then, visit a salt extraction site called Las Coloradas and admire the bright pink ponds. To top off your tour, you’ll get to take a Mayan mud bath. This clay has high levels of phosphorus and sulfur. Relax as the minerals exfoliate your skin. You’ll be able to wash it off at a local beach before returning to Rio Lagartos. Join us for a fantastic time in a gorgeous nature reserve!


  • Observe pink flamingos, a variety of birds, and crocodiles in their natural habitat
  • Admire the pink waters of Las Coloradas and see where salt is extracted
  • Take a refreshing clay bath to reinvigorate your skin
  • Relax at a beautiful Caribbean beach

Tour Information

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours
Start and end location: Rio Lagartos
Availability: Year-round, with daily departures between 7:00 am and 16:00 pm


On these Rio Lagartos Tours, you will start by exploring an estuary in the Rio Lagartos Reserve. First you will pass under the De La Colorada Bridge to reach the flamingo feeding area. We will try to get as close as possible so you can take fantastic pictures. As you visit the area where flamingos feed, you can also observe herons, pelicans, cormorants, eagles, hawks, and magnificent frigatebirds, among others. If you are lucky, you can spot crocodiles. Both freshwater and saltwater crocodiles call this area home.

Next, you will go to a salt production area where you can appreciate the pink waters of Las Coloradas. After that, you will travel to a small clay beach to take an exfoliating mud bath. The clay softens skin, acts as a sunscreen, and repels insects. Let the clay sit on your skin for about 20 minutes, then wash it off at a beach. Finally, you will return to the pier. You can take another shower there with fresh water, if you like.

What’s Included

  • Water and soda on the boat
  • Guide (speaking Spanish, English, or Italian)
  • Entrance fee to the Nature Reserve

What’s Not Included

  • Lodging
  • Transportation from the airport or your hotel to Rio Lagartos
  • Food or beverages before or after the tour

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunblock
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Camera

Important Notes

  • The price is per boat. The boat holds a maximum of 6 travelers, so the price for a group of 1 to 6 people is the same. Children over the age of 3 count as adults.
  • Older travelers are welcome and the tour is wheelchair-accessible.
  • The best time to take the tour is early in the morning at 7:00 am or in the afternoon at 15:00 pm, before the sunset. You can choose to book whichever time works best for you between 7:00 am and 16:00 pm.
  • Cancellation policy: You will get a refund if the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions or another reason caused by the tour operator. You will not get a refund if you cancel the tour with less than 2 days of advance notice, if you do not show up at the agreed date and time, or if the tour cannot happen for reasons outside of the tour operator’s control.


Río Lagartos, Yucatán, Mexico

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Río Lagartos, Yucatán, Mexico 21.598100, -88.157300

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After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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