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Río Lagartos

Río Lagartos (Mexico)

Practical information on Río Lagartos

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Water Sports
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Three hours from Cancún by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
2 or 3 days

Reviews of Río Lagartos

Emilie Couillard Seasoned Traveller
117 written opinions

This tiny fishing village lies at the gateway to one of Mexico's most beautiful nature reserves. Amongst the things you can seen there are mangroves, pink flamingoes, pelicans and barracuda: in short, a very impressive range of biodiversity.  

My suggestion:
During the Río Lagartos Estuary tour our guide invited us to take a mud bath. Afterwards, to clean ourselves up again, we went to wash in an extremely saline pool where you can literally float in the water: an extraordinary experience.
My review
What lovely memories come to mind when I think back to the day that lay ahead of me in Río Lagartos. Let me tell you all about my adventure (which involved experiences you definitely can't have at home!).
Río Lagartos
The nature reserve and its pink flamingoes
The nature reserve
Eva Martin Seasoned Traveller
181 written opinions

A small fishing village in the north of Yucatan which is the entry point to the amazing Rio Lagartos national park.

My suggestion:
Bird lovers who are going to the peninsula during a trip to Mexico should definitely go there - there are more than 200 species of birds!
My review
Rio Lagartos is such a tranquil village that it will make a good place to recuperate a bit during your holiday, a life-saving break in your busy schedule . You will certainly feel privileged to have found such a beautiful spot with so few tourists in it. It's a well guarded secret because it's only a hundred kilometres from Valladolid. So why deprive yourself?
Pink flamingoes in the national park
The beach at Rio Lagartos
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