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$ 69.00 USD
8 - 9 hours itinerary from Merida

Be in contact with nature and learn about the importance of wildlife. Swim in one of the most beautiful beaches of Yucatan and visit the Pink Flamingo Reserve which houses other native birds.



Celestun Tour is one of the trips you can't miss when visiting Merida. It's a small fishermen village located only 90 km (56 miles) away from Merida in the Gulf of Mexico Coast, with a vast collection of ecosystems including beautiful beaches, a lively estuary, and a haunting mangrove forest, amongst others.


Thus, it holds a super diverse fauna crowned by the pink caribbean flamingo.


How does Celestun Tour work?

We pick you up very early in the morning and drive you to Celestun, around 2 hours away from Merida.


Boat Trip

The main part of the trip is a boat tour along the “Ria” (estuary) where you will see pelicans, storks, egrets, ibis and other exotic birds like the Flamingoes.

During the tour, you will go through a natural mangrove tunnel for one of the most exclusive sights, a petrified forest with white mangrove "petenes" (hardwood islands surrounded by wetlands, located only in Cuba, South Florida and Yucatan).


Finally you'll get to visit and swim in a "ojo de agua" (submarine spring) of fresh water in the middle of the estuary!


The End of the trip

After a long and tiring day, we will take you back to Merida for relaxing and getting ready for your next adventure!


Ride a boat through a lively estuary, and dip in a fresh water submarine spring!

The indicated price is for a shared tour operated by the best supplier in the area.


On the other hand if you would like a more comfortable and personal experience, contact us so we can arrange a customized private tour for you.

This tour is great for getting in touch with nature and learn about the importance of wildlife. Swim in one of the most beautiful beaches of Yucatan and visit the Reserve of the Pink Flamingo, and many more endemic species!

Tour Highlights

- Visit the Reserve of the Pink Flamingo
- Swimming in the beach
- Wildlife
- Taste regional food



Pickup Time: 9:00 am
Pickup Location: At your hotel in Merida
Dropoff Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Dropoff Location: At your hotel in Merida


  • - Boat tour
  • - English speaking guide during the tour
  • - Entrance fee to the National Park of Celestun
  • - Transportation

Not Included

  • - Beverages
  • - Lunch
  • - Personal expenses
  • - Tips to the guide

What to bring

- Comfortable clothing
- Sneakers or comfortable shoes for walking
- Hat
- Sunglasses
- Biodegradable sunscreen
- Swimsuit
- Personal spending money
- Camera