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“Excellent 3 hour boat tour and lunch - highly recommend!”

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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Diego and his family operate an excellent tour company and restaurant. This is my second tour with Diego (separated by 5 years). Each was wonderful and different. The first was during the flamingo season so there were many hundreds of flamingos and other birds. As well as more people. November is excellent weather but not the height of flamingo mating. Did the 3 hour tour. Diego took the 2 of us to many areas of the reserve I had not seen before. Very beautiful and peaceful. There were a number of resident flamingos scattered around the huge Rio Lagartos reserve. There were also many white and brown pelicans, huge flock of frigate birds, cormorants, shore birds, wood storks etc. As well as large numbers of birds in the healthy mangroves we could hear but could not see. He also took us out of the reserve to a nearby bird island. He is extremely knowledgeable about the flora, fauna and history. It was an excellent way to spend the morning. This was followed by an excellent lunch at the Ria Maya Restaurante. Beautiful views and great food. The fish soup (really a stew) was excellent, fresh seafood and a very tasty broth. Diegos daughter shared her beautiful pictures of sunsets on the Rio Lagartos, only wished could have stayed to see for myself. On the way back to Vallodolid stopped at Ek Balam for a very different but excellent Mayan experience.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We rented a car in cancun and drove to Rio lagartos very easy to get to 3..hour drive maybe even more we didn't keep track of time gas stations all the way fruit stands taco stands. Then we got to Rio lagartos it's a quiet fishermen village that also offer tours to see wildlife. .many different birds. Alligators then you get to see hundreds if not thousands of flamingoes depending what time of year but it is year long. Accommodation are all around and decently prices. As for restaurants also. It's worth the ride. ..and also on the way is the ruins of ek balam they ate stunning and have a beautiful cenote I recommend you plan a 2 day trip for this road trip. Road are safe a nice. Just be careful to the many speed bumps if you are no taking the toll route. Many little villages. Kids selling fruits on the way . I have been 3 times to Rio lagartos always a great time

Thank Roger S
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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.

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!

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!

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