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Rio Lagartos Adventures

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Calle 19 134 X 14 | Ria Maya Restaurante, Rio Lagartos 97720, Mexico
+52 1 986 100 8390
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Great way to start a vacation

We took the three hour deluxe tour and saw many different types of birds and animals, including the... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
cbrenouf
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Toronto, Canada
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Diego Nunez makes birding productive & fun!

Diego Nunez is special. I'm a bird photographer with over 2,000 photographed worldwide species. I... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
friesengerald
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San Diego, California
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Experience The Natural Beauty of Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve,Yucatan with"Rio Lagartos Adventures". We specialize in Birdwatching,Flyfishing,Flamingo Tours,Crocodile night trips. 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, All time of birds . English, spanish and Italian speaking guides are available " the best in Nature Tours & eco tourism "
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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mud bath” (23 reviews)
“boat tour” (17 reviews)
“diego nunez” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle 19 134 X 14 | Ria Maya Restaurante, Rio Lagartos 97720, Mexico
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We took the three hour deluxe tour and saw many different types of birds and animals, including the famous flamingos, plus the pink lagoon and the mud bath. Diego was excellent accommodating a date change at the last minute, and replacement guides Carlos and Jesus...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Diego Nunez is special. I'm a bird photographer with over 2,000 photographed worldwide species. I was specifically targeting only about 35 species in the Yucatan. Some of those included were: Orange Oriole, Yucatan Jay, Flycatcher, Woodpecker, Bobwhite, Wren & Nightjar, Mexican Sheartail, King Vulture, Ocellated...More

2  Thank friesengerald
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We photographed the birds of the Yucatan area with Diego for 8 wonderful days. Diego is a master at finding and identifying birds. We stayed in his hotel below the great restaurant with the freshest of seafood. We drove out everyday to new and fascinating...More

1  Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

An amazing 3 hour boat ride to see the flamingos of Los Colarodos where they feed, etc. But enroute, so many varieties of birds as well as crocodiles. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the area. It was a fantastic tour and totally recommend.

1  Thank CookyM-G
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I read a few reviews on TripAdvisor before I contacted Diego. Unlike many other tours, we did not even have to pay a deposit. The night before the tour, we met Diego - he was succinct and gave us a good deal - one boat...More

1  Thank sxghosh
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We called the owner from our car as we were driving up to Rio Lagartos from Valladolid and he was able to organise a tour for the two of us at short notice. We set off at about 11:20 with Andrea (the owner's daughter) as...More

1  Thank Jonathan D
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This was my second visit here. The first was last year, with Rio Lagartos Adventures/Diego Nunes and family. We paid $80US, I think, and while the tour was excellent, the guide who took us spoke limited English, and didn't know the English names for most...More

2  Thank Alex F
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Diego Antonio N, Owner at Rio Lagartos Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

I am always happy when visitors to Rio Lagartos have a good experience but finding a guide on the street does not usually work out this well and can work out badly The guys selling tours on the street usually don’t do the tours themselves....More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked a tour on their website. We took an early morning tour at 6 AM. On the tour we saw a lot of different bird species. Near the salt factory there were only a few flamingos. Our tour guide Diego said...More

1  Thank Miha M
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We had the chance to have a two hours tour with one of the member of the staff. He was really passionate about the birds and the surroundings. He was also really respectful with the crocodiles and the pink flamingos compare to other companies that...More

2  Thank Debra K
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived to this place and because we were a party of 8 we were told the cost would be 2800 pesos. We were also told we would have to wait one hour or more. Just down the road we found a boatsman who took...More

2  Thank Agustin M
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Diego Antonio N, Owner at Rio Lagartos Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

I will not apologize for the cost of my tours although in this case the price is misstated. It is 139usd( for your group)A three hour not just a two hour tour. We offer free bottled water in a cooler with ice ,and have boats...More

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leabukovac
28 April 2018|
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Response from daho2018 | Reviewed this property |
We had to pay 1800 Pesos for the boat (not per person) We went to the office in the morning without reservation. 5 minutes later the tour started.
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Jessica A
13 June 2017|
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Response from Helen H | Reviewed this property |
Yes Jessica, I'm a lady in my 60's and was there Jan 2017. I took both the water birding tour and the land tour on the wildlife reserve. I stayed two nights at a comfortable room rented by Diego of Rio lagartos tours, the... More
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