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Rio Lagartos Adventures

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Address: Calle 19 134 X 14 | Right on the Water Front, Rio Lagartos 97720, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 1 986 100 8390
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Experience The Natural Beauty of Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve,Yucatan...

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 "

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Fabulous Flamingo Tour

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
edel k
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Thank edel k
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Frank R
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank ellefsc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Diego Nunez is a top notch fly fisherman, even if I am not. We got to play out a few tarpon, then head into the mangroves when the wind was too strong for fly fishing. We had a 20lb tarpon literally jump into our boat. The food at the restaurant was amazing to finish the day off. We will definitely... More 

Thank Ryan C
Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lake where salt is produced, seashore. Water turns pink and it's a great day out although a long drive from Cancun. Great to explore nearby villages and take a tour to see flamingos.

Thank mariot29
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My husband, sister and I drove up from Puerto Morelos to the town of Rio Lagartos. Be vigilant driving through Tizimin-everyone gets lost due to poor signage and one-way streets. Stayed one night at Ria Maya hotel that is owned by Diego Nuñez who runs Rio Lagartos Adventures. The three of us took the four hour boat tour out onto... More 

Thank Suemccarth
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

I'm not naturally an early riser, but this was totally worth it. Sign up for a 6 am boat tour to catch the end of the sunrise. We saw innumerable birds, a crocodile, pink waters, and of course, pink flamingos. Not only were we surrounded by beauty, but we also had a knowledgeable guide (thanks, Francisco!) who could answer all... More 

Thank Quizzi
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We took a taxi from Cancun to Rio Lagartos ad took the tour with one of Diego's sons. From the numerous animal species we saw, topped off by the flamingos this is an experience I shall never forget and do highly recommend. After the tour, we ate at their restaurant, the food was very tasty. Next time I go back... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Give yourself plenty of time for the drive from Valladolid, and arrive early enough for a pre-trip lunch at the Ria Maya restaurant. The tour starts about 3 p.m. We were four women, two of whom were photographers. Our guide, whom we highly recommend, was Francisco, aka "Paco". He brought along a birding book, binoculars, and cold bottles of water.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

amazing location this it is the way to see the wild life actions,many different type of birds flamingos crocodiles The Los Colorados pink salt ponds,amazing greenery on bath side of the river very friendly people's they accept you like family members,Mayan mud bath it is interesting strongly recommend to visit this place

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