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Great Beach

Short distance traveling from Merida Centro you will find this wonderful beach, warm water with... read more

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largotempo
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Asheville, North Carolina
Mangroves and flamingos

Small city on Yucatán known well for mangroves and flamingos. You can buy a riverboat trip on Rio... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JaroslavNecas
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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.

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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 Allen A
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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Reviewed May 11, 2018

We took a boat tour through the mangroves at Celestun and liked the place, the vast arms of the laguna, the many different birds, fish and plants were really worth the visit.

Thank haktus
Reviewed April 30, 2018

A real Mexican town. Motobicis abound, one can eat a great fish dinner in a palapa on the sand, and if you get up early you can see thousands of flamingos. The beach is great with clear calm water, with a few waves in the...More

1  Thank patsyt914
Reviewed April 20, 2018

What I like about it is getting out of the city, we went to the beach and had a excellent meal at the Poseidon.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Our hosts arranged a full day of birding with David Bacab. He was highly recommended on the web (various reviews) but he turned out to be not-so-great after all. He turned up late without apology. Then, he mostly ignored us and spoke, in Spanish, with...More

4  Thank mombird48
Reviewed April 11, 2018

We stayed in Merida and took a day trip to the beache at Celestun. It was a little over an hour and an easy drive. We parked right in town which is more or less just one main road and walked to the beach. I...More

4  Thank Tuesday_Moon8
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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
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Abracapocus
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
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johnrgasper
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
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