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Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice beach and fun boat ride to see the flamingos. I had visited Celestun 20 years ago and the small city has grown but still friendly. IF YOU CAN arrive early you can watch the locals netting fish which can be your lunch. Take your...More

Thank sailboatravler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love going to Celestun, The beach are good for this parts of Mexico, Not that turisty yet and you can go see the flamingos

Thank tephao
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove ourselves from Merida to Celestun, easy but not very interesting drive which took about 80minutes. Went on a 300MXN boat trip to see flamingos (end of October) and there were about 100 in mid-morning. Its not a guided tour; our boat driver was completely...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bus from Merida/ Celestun was 60MXN. Boat to the flamingos from the beach 300MXN/ person. Beautiful beaches with less people compared to Progreso. Not many options for food. Better to bring your snacks and water with you.

Thank fjlouisa4
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I hired a driver for a couple of days to take me to see the ruins of the Puuc Trail, Uxmal, etc. On the second day, we ran out of ruins before we ran out of time, and he opted to take me to this...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Short distance traveling from Merida Centro you will find this wonderful beach, warm water with lots of pink flamingos great restaurants everywhere.

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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Small city on Yucatán known well for mangroves and flamingos. You can buy a riverboat trip on Rio Celestún to observe the flamingos and other birds nesting along the river. Also you can swim in the sea on almost empty beaches.

Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach, great restaurants, friendly people and tours to see 500-5000 flamingos. I first came here 18 years ago with my daughter and now finally returning with my grandsons.

Thank sailboatravler
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I was there in June. I was told that sometimes in the summer there are no flamingos but we were lucky to see a lot of them. If I understand correctly, there's a LOT more in the winter but I still saw hundreds of them....More

1  Thank Winston S
Reviewed May 24, 2018

I did do that but did not find a last minute update so we arrived there and fortunately before we hired a boat talked to a British couple who had just come off their tour and seen only 2 flamingoes. This was mid April so...More

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Gail B
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Pat N | Reviewed this property |
Extract from a BBC site. There is much to see there, not just flamingoes. QOUTE: Spanning two states and 146,000 acres, the Celeston biosphere is home to mangrove forests, crocodiles and more than 300 bird species. Awarded... More
May 15, 2018|
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Response from 168brenda | Reviewed this property |
Hola, I recommend early in the morning, we arrive around 8:30 am, less people and the heat is not as bad as at noon. Hope u enjoy it as much as we do. If you go to Merida and enjoy good food, Rosas & Xocolate was our... More
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Cindyh98 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I am sorry that I can't answer your question. I visited Celestun in December. We wanted to share a boat . Nobody at the ticket booth spoke English. We met a couple from México City who spoke English with whom we we... More