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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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Diego and his family fa well run operation. This is our second time fishing from their hotel and both experiences we're perfect. Accommodations neat and on the fishing dock ready to leave in the morning.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Steven K
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We visited the eco-park here and enjoyed the visit very much. From the boat ride thru the mangroves to the lunch at the end of the tour, we enjoyed all aspects of the visit. We saw lots of water birds (cormorants, pelicans, flamingos, egrets, etc.), a 7-foot crocodile that came right alongside our boat, pink waters and beaches, flocks of flamingos, a Mayan mud bath (everyone should do this at least once!) and a nice rinse in the surf to rid ourselves of the mud bath coating! This is an interesting and unusual way to spend a few hours. We highly recommend it!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I spent 5 days in Rio Lagartos and my tour of the BioReserve was by far the most beautiful experience! I booked the 3 hour Deluxe Flamingo Tour through Rio Lagartos Adventures and Diego Jr. was my guide for the morning.

Diego Jr. was polite, professional and very knowledgeable of the area and bird species residing there.

As a solo female traveler, I felt very at ease and had a wonderful morning on the water!

I would very much recommend a tour with Rio Lagartos Adventures... this is a beautiful reserve and it was nice to experience the space through the eyes of someone who respects nature and her delicate balance!

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Stacie227
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This tour was awesome. I was reluctant to drive 3 hours but pleasantly surprised. The pink lakes alone were well worth it all. As for the different species of birds, we didn't see too many. Maybe an off day?

Our tour guide, Damian was great! Very knowledgeable, professional and accommodating. We had a blast! And my skin still feels softer than after the spa. I thought it was worth the price as well! Thanks again Damian!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank nikkip392
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We drove up to Rio Lagartos from Cancun the night before our tour. The roads were in good shape and signage was fairly good, but fine when complemented by our phone GPS. Our tour started with two cups of coffee brought to us at 7 am before the restaurant opened. Our boat took us to the far side of the canal where most of the birds were feeding. The full food chain was on full display. The small fish were swarming above the water being chased by tarpons under water and targeted by hungry cormorants, frigate birds from the top. We are interested amateurs and ended up seeing at least 4 birds that were new to us all pointed out by our guide Diego. Diego is the owner and main guide for the Rio Lagartos Adventures. His expertise in his field was notable. He combines his love of nature with knowledge of the local culture and historical influences in the region. Superb!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Elton S
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