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Flamingo and Nature tours
Fly Fishing Yucatan
Rio Lagartos,Yucatan

Diego Nuñez Jr. & Sr.

Flamingo and Nature tours

We offer many tours for Fishermen’s families or for a bit of a break in longer fishing trips

Rio Lagartos Adventures

Flamingo and Nature Tours in Rio Lagartos,Yucatan

Rio Lagartos,Yucatan is the home to Mexico’s largest flock of Flamingos 40,000+ plus 395 species of birds have been identified

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All the tours are private and the prices are per boat not per person

Reserve tours Below.

We are not a high volume tour operator with waiting lines.

We offer the following options for Flamingo and ​Nature trips (listed below) that you can book online here.

Our tours are by reservation and you can choose your starting time. Reserving online with the booking button will assure your choice of time with an English or French speaking guide.

The choices we offer are below: We are not a high volume tour operator with waiting lines. We do not take reservations for shared tours.

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Andrea explaining the tour options at Rio Lagartos Adventures located at Ria Maya Restaurant

We do high quality custom tours with experienced guides that have a minimum impact on the environment.


 Care for and respect nature.

​We do not visit the pink water on our tours. The bright pink ponds can not be reached by boat. The bright red color is not natural. It is caused by adding a chemical to purify the salt. Real information here on the pink water.

All the tours are private and the costs are per boat not by person.

Flamingo Lover’s Tour

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Flamingo Lovers Tour (3 Hours) English or French guide

A 3 hour private tour of approximately 50km (30miles) through the estuary of the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. We navigate the mangrove channels to explore and enjoy the extensive natural diversity. The captain / guide will help you identify the different species of flora and fauna and share their knowledge on the ecology of the area, many different types of birds will be sighted such as flamingos, herons, eagles, pelicans among others395 species of birds have been reported in the bio reserve. There is the possibility of observing some crocodiles, we will stop at a wooden platform to explain about the extraction of salt and you can enjoy a mud bath(Bano Maya(optional) in a fine white clay which has very good exfoliating properties. (treatment used in the past by the Mayans for the Skincare) then we will move to an island beach with only a few palapas for shade where you can swim and wash off the clay. The tour ends at Ria Maya Restaurant where you can have a shower lunch ,soft drinks or a cold beer. The Sunset Flamingo lover’s tour does not include the mud bath and the beach as we are returning after dark

for up to 6 persons with French or English Guide (3400 mxn pesos)

There is a 60pesos /person park entrance fee

Nature Lover’s Tour

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The Nature Lover’s Tour(4 hours) English or French Guide

The Nature Lovers tour includes one of our most experienced interpretive nature guides and is designed for those interested in learning more about the wildlife and plants of the Ria Lagartos Bio Reserve. This tour also visits the feeding grounds of the flamingos. The boat trips are the only way to see many of the species that live here, all from the comfort and safety of our well maintained launches. A stop at the mud baths and the beach is optional for those interested in spending more time viewing wildlife. The four hour tour takes you deeper into the mangroves and gives you an opportunity to see many more species of birds, crocodiles and occasionally the mammals that live here. This includes an interpretive guide in French, English or Spanish as requested. There is 40 pesos/person park entrance fee . We provide a cooler with ice and bottled water. All boats have a sunshade, ,binoculars to share and a bird identification book. Life jackets are available for everyone and we meet all Mexican Coast Guard Safety requirements.

Private tour up to 6 persons ( 4200 mxn pesos)

There is a 60 pesos/person park entrance fee

Beach Lover’s Tour

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5 hours English French or Spanish guide

We take you first to an isolated beach on the Gulf of Mexico that you can reach only by boat to explore, beachcomb, and swim.
Then we go to Isla Cerritos. It was the most important Mayan trading port for Chichen Itza and is now a bird sanctuary.
We visit a freshwater spring in the mangrove that is an oasis for many species of birds and animals including crocodiles
The final stop before returning is the lovely island beach at San Felipe to relax and swim. Along our route, we encounter the ancient horse crabs, many varieties of jellyfish, sponges, and other species that your guide will catch and give you a close-up look.
All of the destinations can be reached only by boat..

Private tour up to 6 persons ( 5000 mxn pesos)

The beach Lovers tour is not available in Jan,Feb or March

A section of the 35 mile pristine beach in the Ria Lagartos Bio Reserve near Rio Lagartos
A section of the 35 mile beach in the Ria Lagartos Bio-sphere Reserve

Crocodiles are normally seen on tours with Rio Lagartos Adventures
Crocodiles up two meters are seen on Crocodile Tours

Crocodile Tours

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2 hours English or Spanish guides

Crocodile tours are offered in the mid-day when they are sunning themselves
The trip starts at “Ria Maya” restaurant getting underway to the feeding grounds of the crocodiles.
Often it is possible to get quite close to these remarkable creatures. (2500 mxn pesos) for up to 6 person private tour