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Worth Doing

This is an interesting trip to see the flamingos and is worth the trip. In addition to seeing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ChuckCIII
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Disappointing

Today we went to the wetlands to see flamingoes and other birds. Overall it was not a very good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ron d
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Caloundra, Australia
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Celestun, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an interesting trip to see the flamingos and is worth the trip. In addition to seeing flamingos, you will also go inside a mangrove swamp.

Thank ChuckCIII
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Today we went to the wetlands to see flamingoes and other birds. Overall it was not a very good outing and poor value for money at $US65 each. This included the bus was from Merida, the boat ride, and lunch. Yes, we did see flamingoes....More

Thank ron d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While I am not a bird aficionado, this tour was worth the price. Our group left the beach about 8:30 am in a small boat. The operator of the boat spoke Spanish (don’t know if there was another option). He was quite knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with Mayaland and had a great time. First we took a boat tour and saw Flamingos went through the mangroves, then we took a walk on a boardwalk and saw a spring and more birds. Upon our return to the dock we drove...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to Celestún with Erwing Tours. Worth having the private guide as Erwing taught us so much about Mayan history, local food, fruits, etc. He did all the driving, which helps too. The owner of our boat was also incredibly knowledgeable. We saw hundreds...More

Thank Violet H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the views and the amazing view of flamingos . It was raining so we decided to return and passed by manglares . It was nice .

Thank Irma B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are three options for flamingo boat tours in Celestun. This one is the state sponsored Parador Turistico Cultur right on the main road as you are heading into Celestun. (Other options are Mangroves of Dzinitun non motorized tours at south end of town and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just went on a tour through Mayaland Tours to Celestun. We were picked up at 9am at a hotel in Merida. It took about an hour or so to arrive at Celestun. We took a boat ride to see hundreds of flamingos! Loved it! Fun...More

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great experience with Gerardo and Pedro. They were always ready for any question, the restaurantes we visited were autentique and delicious, they really helped us to have a cultural experience that will always be in our memories!!! Gracias!

Thank Monica D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A really lovely morning in Celestun, seeing the flamingos. If you don't want to pay $1500 pesos for a boat, team up with other tourists at the center. We had a great time with some people on our boat and it was only $500 pesos...More

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Briony R
12 February 2018|
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Response from peggygraham2018 | Reviewed this property |
We confirmed all of out tours before we left. Only one company asked us to give them our hotel room#'s ahead of time, and even though it was the evening, they answered our e-mail.
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Gonca A
23 August 2017|
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Response from barefootmart | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can see them as there are hundreds of them, but if its too rainy it may not be a pleasant boat experience. The Flamingos are well feed and hang out in this protected area.
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Chris K
19 March 2017|
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Response from barefootmart | Reviewed this property |
No you can not walk. The flamingos are at the far end of a sanctuary or a large shallow bay. You will need to hire a boat or share one with other or join a tour. This area is protected so the guides are trained not to get... More
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