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Mangroves of Dzinitun

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Address: Parador Turistico, Celestun, Mexico
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+52 999 645 4310

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Amazing eco tour, the best option!

If you really want to learn about the area and the biosphere take this tour instead of the motor boats. The guides have plenty knowledge of the area and the manglar and the areas... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Estado de Mexico
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you really want to learn about the area and the biosphere take this tour instead of the motor boats. The guides have plenty knowledge of the area and the manglar and the areas you visit in the canoes cannot be reached by the motor boats since it is a protected area. Unfortunately the signs to get to the place... More 

Thank LE A
Bozeman, Montana
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

If you are looking to see a variety of birds in a tranquil setting and have a knowledgeable guide, this tour is for you. Head east on highway 281 and you will see hand painted signs marked canoe and kayak tours pointing to the right. There is more than one road you can take but all will lead to Manglares... More 

Thank Judymt
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This tour is done by human powered boating. Jose and his brother Efrain pole the boat thru about 1.5 to 2 km of mangrove pointing out nesting birds and massive termite mounds. Then you get the estuary and the flamingos. These guys know their stuff. Highly recommend paying the extra for a more eco friendly and private tour.

Thank Barton B
Melfort, Saskatchewan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a must see for anyone in the Celustun area. Our guide Jose was extremely helpful in guiding us through the tour and providing a wealth of local knowledge which priceless. We could have done this tour every day that we were in the area and never grow tired of it.

Thank Kim E
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went kayaking with Jose Isaias through the mangrove forest and loved the adventure. Great knowledgeable guide who clearly cares about the local environment and can take you to some amazing spots. We saw flamingoes, herons, owls, cormorants - you name it. No crowds, no noisy engines, just us in a kayak, with as much time as we wanted. A... More 

Thank Ewa H
Lethbridge, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Pass by the white bridge at the edge of town and a few hundred yards later you'll see a couple of hand painted signs on the left hand side. Drive in on a dirt road and there are a couple of palapa sand guides there. This tour is fabulous - either kayak with a guide or get poled through the... More 

Thank ClaudiaMalacrida
Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

In mid December Jose and Angel of Manglares de Dzinitun (Mangroves of Dzinitun) guided four of us through the Celestun mangrove channels for a tranquil morning of wild life viewing. While they poled the two flat bottom boats we had our binoculars in hand, alert and ready as they directed our attention. Our basic Spanish and their basic English was... More 

Thank CBakula
Seattle, Washington
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We took the non-motorized tour, where the guide poles you through the mangroves and out into the "ria". This part is one-way. We were dropped at a dock and walked mostly boardwalks back to a waiting moto taxi. Our guide was Jose Isaias. He was good and passionate about the preservation of the habitat, but very limited English (he is... More 

Thank Rorinho
Merida, Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

What a great experience! Because I was alone, Efrain and I took a kayak into the mangroves and then we went out onto the river. I didn't know kayaks were an option but I'm glad they are, because it was great exercise, and it just felt good to get into a rhythm with the guide as we pushed with and... More 

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

We were picked up from our accomodation at Celestun and taken to our 2 man canoe , where we were then polled through the most spectacular mangroves in total silence.Our guide pointing out birds and other things of interest as he polled us expertly through the narrow passageways created by the different species of mangroves. We also walked along extensive... More 

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