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Address: Calle 19 134 X 14 | Right on the Water Front, Rio Lagartos 97720, Mexico
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+52 1 986 100 8390

Experience The Natural Beauty of Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve,Yucatan...

Experience The Natural Beauty of Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve,Yucatan with"Rio Lagartos Adventures". Birdwatching,Flyfishing,Flamingo Tours,Crocodile night trips, Kayak and bicycle rentals. Located at the Restaurant RIA MAYA , certified nature guides specialize in low impact eco-tourism to provide access to this beautiful wilderness. Our experienced guides are skilled in identifying the wildlife here. Flamingos,crocodiles, sea birds and raptors are just a few. English, spanish and Italian speaking guides are available " the best in Nature Tours & eco tourism "

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Memorable tour

We took a taxi from Cancun to Rio Lagartos ad took the tour with one of Diego's sons. From the numerous animal species we saw, topped off by the flamingos this is an experience I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a taxi from Cancun to Rio Lagartos ad took the tour with one of Diego's sons. From the numerous animal species we saw, topped off by the flamingos this is an experience I shall never forget and do highly recommend. After the tour, we ate at their restaurant, the food was very tasty. Next time I go back... More 

Thank Becci2308
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Give yourself plenty of time for the drive from Valladolid, and arrive early enough for a pre-trip lunch at the Ria Maya restaurant. The tour starts about 3 p.m. We were four women, two of whom were photographers. Our guide, whom we highly recommend, was Francisco, aka "Paco". He brought along a birding book, binoculars, and cold bottles of water.... More 

1 Thank wildhearts2
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing location this it is the way to see the wild life actions,many different type of birds flamingos crocodiles The Los Colorados pink salt ponds,amazing greenery on bath side of the river very friendly people's they accept you like family members,Mayan mud bath it is interesting strongly recommend to visit this place

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This tour is amazing- we saw the pink flamingos, crocodiles, many different types of birds and the pink salt lake. It was just so interesting to see such different things and our tour guide was very knowledgable and really enjoyed what he did.

Thank SandyAM2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Diego Nunez and family have made it their mission to share this place where an amazing number of birds reside year round. I took the land tour with Diego and he later arranged a boat tour for me with William. Both speak English and are extremely knowledgeable about birding. I would recommend staying 3 nights to be sure you have... More 

1 Thank Helen H
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My wife and I took the 3-hour de-luxe private boat tour with an English-speaking guide for US$119. We set off just after 6:30 am and immediately saw plenty of birdlife, including flamingos, pelicans, frigates, and hawks. We were also taken to see the pink salt ponds at Los Colorados, which were worth a visit. We declined the offer to go... More 

1 Thank Donald R
Boulder City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We spent one night at Rio Lagartos Adventures and loved it. Diego Nunez is amazing and has obviously worked very hard to know all the birds and animals of the Yucatan and he also obviously loves to share his knowledge. Diego took us out in the afternoon in a boat and we saw the flamingos, storks, tiger herons and many,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Diego jumped to the rescue when another guide in town let us down. Some fine birding, which William continued in excellent fashion out in the mangroves by boat and then even early Christmas day by car. Professional, expert and caring.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My husband and I arrived at Rio lagartos at 7 AM after a 3 hours drive from Cancun. We had called Diego the previous day and booked a boat tour for the two of us.Though we did not get to meet Diego , his son welcomed us and arranged the safari for us. We had to wait for about 30... More 

Thank Swathi K
Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We took a boat trip with Rio Lagartos Adventures in Feb 2014. I was amazed by flamingo photos I saw. But not sure if we would be able to get the experience that we expect, I was communicating with Diego (the owner) prior booking. I was disappointed that he wasn't honest about the situation. Turned out that there were very... More 

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