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Address: Celestun, Mexico

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We decided to bus from Merida to Celestun at 10:00 am for 232 pesos return for two of us. As we didn't know what time we would be returning we bought the return in Celestun. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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North Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to bus from Merida to Celestun at 10:00 am for 232 pesos return for two of us. As we didn't know what time we would be returning we bought the return in Celestun. The bus ride was interesting as we got to pass through several little towns on the way during the two hour bus ride. The bus... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were unsure if there would see flamigos. We went about 1pm and saw about 4000. What an awesome experience. No bargaining with boat owners. Everything now goes through ticket office. We waited about 10 mins for 3 others to join us costing each $318mx pesos. $16us. And our boat driver spoke English Yay! We also saw lots of other... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took second class bus from Noreste terminal in Merida for about 4 bucks. When you come into Celestun ask driver to stop on the west side of the bridge and walk over to the boats. You don't go into the gulf this way, but it's faster to the flamingoes. There were 4 of us in the boat with our guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a boat with 4 other people that were there at the same time as I. Easy to organize a group. Saw the flamigos and many other birds during the 2 hour trip. Enjoyed going through the heart of the mangroves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice tour, beautiful birds but long mindless drive on dangerous highway to get there. Beautiful beaches. Stayed at Hotel Gutierrez. Nice breakfast. Rooms are clean but a little tired. Sleepy little seaside town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we went in late January on a weekday, hiring our own driver from Merida & hiring a tour guide from right past the bridge ($1200 pesos for a private launch for 4 people). There were perhaps 2 other launches on the water when we were there--a total of maybe 20 people on the estuary late afternoon (got there around... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really loved this trip. We booked it through our hotel and paid USD$70 for both is us. Pick up from hotel (1 hour travel) and entrance fee to place. This could have cost us much less if we did it ourselves. The bus to Celestun costs $4 and takes two hours from the center of Merida.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Really liked watching the flamingos, but the whole thing is a tourist trap. Can be fan with less tourists or off season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We did a day trip whike we were staying at Chichen Itza. We drove ourselves. It was about 2.5 hours drive. We took tge boat from the entrance of the river. A private tour on a private boat was MXN 1262. It takes about hour and a half. It was a great fun. It is also possible to get a... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

There are two different places where you can rent boats in Celestun (the tour from merida is not necessary to catch a boat): One right after the bridge when you enter Celestun and the other one when you drive the road through to the ocean (Mexican Golf). We took the second one with advantages and disadvantages: + The nice restaurants... More 

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