Laguna Rosada

Laguna Rosada, Telchac Puerto: Address, Phone Number, Laguna Rosada Reviews: 4.5/5

Laguna Rosada
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yucataneyes
Decatur, GA53 contributions
Beautiful colors when the light is right
Aug. 2020
The turn off to Xcambo pyramids is a great place to view flamingos and the pink salt marshes. Look to the right soon after the turn. But the pink color happens when the sun is over head. In the summer it turns pink after 11 something. it needs to be a fairly clear sky. One minute it is murky..the next it can be vibrant pink. there is a hut there now. Further down the road you can pull over to see the pink flamingos through the vegetation or on bridges.
Written 11 July 2021
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Laura C
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Great Place to Visit
May 2021
La Lauguna Rosada is no longer pink! It is still a great place to visit but please be warned that it is no longer pink any time of the year. Because they recently built a bridge in the area and a canal connecting the lagoon to the ocean, the sea water mixes in with the water from the lagoon and that affected the color. I took a motor taxi to see it (and the salineras) for $100 pesos. The driver told me about the canal and about the area. There are boat tours that you can take around the lagoon, which sounded amazing. I was told there is a lot of wild life and fresh water springs that you see on the tour. You can also swim around while on the tour. I wish I would have known this before going.

Other things to know: 1) You'll probably want to rent a car. I took the bus from Merida, which took two and a half hours to get there because it makes stops in the little towns on the way. Also, there are not a lot of departures for getting back. I went early on a Sunday and had to wait until 5 pm for the departure back. There are the colectivos (public vans) that go to Motul and from there you can take another one to Telchac Puerto. But be warned that they will only run if there are enough people to make the trip. From Telchac Puerto I was hoping to take the colectivo to Motul and then Merida but there were only three people so they wouldn't make the trip. 2: The Laguna Rosada is different than the salineras (small pools where people work collecting salt). People post pictures of both and it might be a little confusing. The salineras between Telchac Puerto and Dzemul are separate than the lagoon, but worth the trip as well. They weren't pink when I went in June, and was told that they start turning pink in the dry season- November/December. 3) I was told you can see flamingos (both at Laguna Rosada & the salineras) early in the morning when they feed.
Written 24 May 2021
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Rob C
San Jose, CA2,115 contributions
Good spot for a day trip
Aug. 2020
about an hour's drive from Merida is the Rose lagoon, a nature preserve where one can witness flamingoes and other tropical waterfowl. Easy enough to access by car, but parking spots are not exactly what one would call defined, in other words, you'll be parking your vehicle in the dunes or someone's private property. There is a small town of Telchac Puerto nearby where one can procure lunch and even go to a beach, there are also small ruins of Xcambo and salt ponds within 10 min. drive.
Written 29 March 2021
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Jay
34 contributions
Great place to see nature so close
Dec. 2019
Very nice place to see nature up close. Don't forget to bring your zoom lenses or binoculars to watch up close
Written 4 January 2020
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,123 contributions
Natural salt pools
Sep. 2019
We payed 200 pesos per person to go see the rose lagoon, the flamingos and the ruins.
The salt pools are nice and there is one where you can get in, they say that mud has good properties for the skin.
wasn't very crowded so you can walk around.
They have fresh water to wash the salt out.
Free entrance
Written 19 October 2019
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Mayrabugarin26
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Amazing!
Jul. 2019 • Family
About an hour drive from Merida, amazing pink lagoons! The entrance and parking are free, as soon as we got there we were approached by a host that walked us through the place and explained the history of the place and the process of the pink water, he was awesome and very friendly! He did mention though that the water isn’t always pink but we were lucky to come visit right at their pinkest! He mentioned these are pink May-July, and then again Nov-Dec and then I believe in February. Amazing experience, definitely worth the Drive! They also allow you to get in the water, it heals many things for its high sodium levels, and it moistures amazingly. They also sell pink Himalayan salt that creates on the rocks that surround the lagoon, amazing right? Make sure to be prepared to tip whoever gives you the tour, they do an amazing jog keeping the place clean and presentable to the public.
Written 5 July 2019
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Kassiec74
Toledo, OH58 contributions
Quick Stop
May 2019 • Couples
We stopped here as part of an excursion through Carnival Cruise line. Our tour guide gave us a brief history of the salt marshes and even took some from one of the ponds and gave to each person in the group to use on their hands as a salt scrub. It was interesting to hear the history and see the vibrant colors of the ponds. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
Written 22 May 2019
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Lydia P
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico10 contributions
Lovely spot great price on salt
Feb. 2019 • Business
Stopped to do some bird-watching late one afternoon, lovely spot for that and the nicest people. Incredible price on salt! Bought one for us an one for gifts. Worth a stop.
Written 19 February 2019
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im44
Jamaica689 contributions
For salt enthusiasts
Jan. 2019
The prior 9 jan review says it all. I would add though that the site is dramatic with its vivid colours and bird life. A photographic gem. Wise not to wander off the marked paths, we watch one woman sink into the salt and really mess up her shoes. Parking is on the side of a narrow ‘main’ road.
Written 28 January 2019
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caromex13
Beaufort, SC483 contributions
Indigenous Saltworks a Very Welcome Development
Dec. 2018
In the three years since we had last visited Laguna Rosada I had been concerned about how the impact the increased popularity of gourmet salts could have on the area. I was relieved to see the development that has happened in this incredible place.

Three years ago salt-gathering was casual and free of charge. Now it has been commercialized, but in the most historically relevant and socially acceptable way. For instance, the harvesting ponds are laid out according to a reproduction of a painting of what was there many hundreds of years ago. The painting is the main feature of the sign welcoming visitors to the site. The salt flats/lagoon operations also are the property of a co-op (cooperative organization) apparently run by local indigenous people, as opposed to a large multi-national salt or chemical company. We found that out from Amazon, where the products are available, and there was an explanation of the organization.

However, you can also purchase salt on-site at a small traditional building operated by the co-op. There are also cold drinks, which are very welcome if you do not bring your own water to this sunny site.

When we were there, most of the visitors were from Mexican tour groups, part of a new emphasis on encouraging the country's residents to learn more about its human and natural history.

We than went to the nearby Xcambo ruins, where the salt was used by Mayans to preserve fish for export.
Written 9 January 2019
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