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“Memorable Flamingo Tour in Rio Lagartos!”

Rio Lagartos Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 "
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I went on a tour with them late May. I called the day before the tour date I wanted and asked if there are flamingos at this time. The lady on the phone said maybe you'll see 3 or 5. I took my chances anyway because there weren't any flamingos in Celestun at that time. Was I surprised!!!! I saw hundreds of flamingos! The boatman kept his distance from flamingoes to give them respect and space. He explained it was the mating season that's why there's so many of them. I asked when are there flamingoes in the area and he said all year round. They took us to at least 3 sites with flamingoes. They weren't in a hurry at all!

I didn't read the tour inclusions because my main interest were the flamingoes. What a great surprise! He took us to the Isla Coloradas, a natural mud spa, and a secluded white beach island!

I highly recommend everyone visiting the Yucatan Peninsula to take this tour!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We booked the Flamingo Deluxe Tour and as we decided to head out early in the morning it made sense to also stay in Rio Maya for the night. This worked out perfectly for our group (4 friends and one 10month baby). We enjoyed a delicious dinner in Rio Maya (the prawn ceviche and quesadillas were particularly good). Jorge (Diegos son) took us on our tour and he was a truly fantastic guide. We spent quite a bit of time watching the flamingos. He was very knowledgeable and kept giving us information about them, he really made it very interesting. Although the flamingos were the main reason for taking the tour we all enjoyed the other parts of it too. The mayan mud bath is a lot of fun and the beach at the end of the tour is beautiful. All in all a wonderful night and tour. Diego was easy to communicate with via email too which made it easy to make our arrangements in advance of arriving.

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank edel k
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing big fishing with Diego and Martin. We had a great moment and wonderful time on the boat with Diego and Martin. We even shared the fish at the restaurant Ria Mara with an outstanding view on the sea

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We bookend the deluxed tour to the flamingo's, which gives you more time to watch the flamingo's. There are plenty, but it is nice to watch them for some time. Our guide gave us a lot of information and was respectful of nature.
Nice combination with the mud bath and the salt lakes. Salt lakes are not pink all the time though, so if you got your mind set on that, better to check with the guides before you book.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Frank R
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We arranged a tour with Diego for 6:30 a.m. We waited 45 minutes, no show. Then a guy showed up and said his alarm didn't go off. He started readying a boat. Neither the boat nor the guide looked very professional. We decided it was too late to start the trip given the extremely hot weather.

Later in an email Diego said his wife had an emergency and he sent a business partner for our tour instead.

We were able to easily arrange tours with another professional guide on the Malecon. His boat was fine and had life jackets. He charged us less than half the price Diego offers on his website. The guide spoke English and Spanish. We did both a sunset tour and a sunrise tour. Very nice, lots of birds and crocodiles. We enjoyed Rio Lagartos!

Date of experience: May 2017
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