Rio Lagartos: Boat Tour through the Nature Reserve

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Explore and admire the fauna and flora of the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. Navigate the mangrove channels with your guide and observe the flamenco colonies in their natural habitat.


  • Explore The Mangrove Canals
  • Admire The Flamingo Colonies in Their Natural Habitat
  • Be Surprised to see the crocodile in the mangroves
  • Learn About the Different Species of Herons


Rio Lagartos is a fishing village of approximately 4500 inhabitants and is part of the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. The Natural Reserve is located in the East Yucatan with an area of 60,347.82 hectares and presents a great diversity of natural environments and scenarios such as wetlands, mangroves and coastal dune that houses a rich diversity of wildlife. The activity begins in the town of Rio Lagartos; The meeting point is an establishment of tourist information that is located in the Malecon so it is necessary to reach Rio Lagartos to perform the Tour The activity consists of a private boat tour of the Riartos Ria Biosphere Reserve, navigating the mangrove channels to explore and marvel at the diversity of fauna in its natural habitat. The Natural Reserve has more than 320 species of birds identified to mention some: herons, pelicans, colmoranes, eagles and frigates etc. In this route you visit the feeding area of the flamenco colonies that is the main attraction; Special sites and natural beauty have been chosen for the observation of flamenco colonies. Also on the tour there is the possibility of observing the Crocodile Moreletti in the mangroves and To finish the activity, a virgin beach of crystalline waters is visited. The Tour is made by a local guide that lives in Rio Lagartos; The local guide will help you identify bird species and share your knowledge about the Nature Reserve Ecology The activity is developed and directed for those who want to know more about wildlife and the natural environment, the activity is focused on the nature tourism segment and environmental interpretation


The Tour Infance to The Biosphere Reserve, Binoculars, Bird Book, Life Jackets.

Important Information

  • Bird Species May Vary depending on the Seasons of the Year. The crocodile is in its natural habitat, it is not guaranteed to see it, there is a 70% chance that it will be seen The Flamingo Colonies Vary depending on the Season of the Year (Winter and Spring Are Low Season and Summer Is When there are More Flamingos)

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