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Rio Largartos Adventures

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Address: | Ria Maya Restaurante, Rio Lagartos 97720, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 986 862 0045
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Eco tour business is owned and operated by Diego A. Nuñez Martinez and...

The Eco tour business is owned and operated by Diego A. Nuñez Martinez and his sons. Diego is the most experienced bird guide, naturalist and fly fishing guide in the Bio reserve. They offer flamingo tours, birdwatching by land or by boat, crocodile night tours, and light tackle and fly fishing for tarpon and the great variety of species available here. Reservations are important to insure we can serve you.

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Amazing tour with Diego

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lucka W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Lucka W
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Diego Nunez is THE guide you want if you are a serious birder or want to know about the ecosystems of the biosphere. He has lived and studied here most of his life. He is eager to share his knowledge and passion for the area. My husband had a fantastic morning birding with Diego and we had a wonderful meal... More 

1 Thank Brenda H
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and i took a tour with Diego in February. Despite us being very late Diego was very laid back and helped us relax and enjoy the tour with his good humour. He was easy to interact with given he spoke english very well. He stopped and pointed out many sights and helped identify many of the native birds... More 

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Stockton on Tees
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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We looked forward to this trip in the Rio Lagratos waterway, The town is small and typically Mexican- little suggestion this is tourist town. Sadly recent rain meant that there were fewer birds than usual with other wildlife also having vanished.The result was a disappointing trip but that is nature for you!

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Galveston, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

I highly recommend visiting Rio Lagartos and spending time with Diego. I spent 2 full days birding with him. He knew the exact areas for certain birds, was extremely knowledgeable about the birds and area, and helped add over 80 birds to my life list. I recommend him for beginners to advanced birders, there is no substitute for local knowledge.... More 

1 Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

We enjoyed our experience with Diego on a morning birding tour. He helped us find the local specialties and lots more! In the afternoon we took a boat tour with Paco. Amazingly, he eased the boat into an impossibly narrow passage where, after some hard work, he found a super cooperative Pygmy Kingfisher. The rest of the boat tour was... More 

Thank onedish
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 27 November 2014

Diego Nunez knows his birds. We did a two day morning/evening bird tour from the comfort of his truck and I picked up 26 new lifers, including the Olive throated Parakeet, cinnamon Hummingbird, Yucatan Bobwhite, Dusky-capped flycatcher, and an albino Tiger Heron. Stayed at Diego's place at the Ecotour lodge. Very clean and nice room with plenty of space and... More 

1 Thank Bob C
Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

No traffic, no people, no air conditioning, no nothing... just a wonderful place to do something different located about 2:30 hours from Mérida, Yucatán. A small fishermen town with no calendar or hour to comply with. Park anywhere and walk to the "malecon" (seaboard). Talk to the guys offering tours to the salt reservoirs and work your bargaining skills until... More 

1 Thank HectorRodriguez
Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

My two children (21 and 22) and myself went to Rio Largartos to see the crocodiles at night, and bird watch in the daytime. We had a great time with our guide of the 2 trips, Francisco. Wonderfully educated young man that has a degree in eco tourism. He knew the names of all the birds, the ages of the... More 

1 Thank Kimberly F
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

A long way by boat, not cheap. We saw numerous herons, pelicans, egrets and 3 crocs, all very close up. The flamigoes, however, were a long way away and not as many as I expected but they were very pink!

1 Thank Brian1106

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