Discover Río Lagartos

Discover Río Lagartos

Just over 2 hours north of Tulum you’ll find a little town on the water that seems to come straight out of a Hemingway novel.  Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO site with a wealth of birds and wildlife. 

A boat ride through the lagoon is ideal for birdwatching.  Make a stop to cover yourself with Mayan clay from the beach, see the naturally pink waters of Las Coloradas, and maybe spot a crocodile. But the most majestic view is seeing countless pink flamingos in their natural habitat.

​Accommodations are restaurants are limited, but authentic and reasonable. Fresh ceviche and a cold beer will run you less than $10 USD.  The road is in good condition and the drive is easy enough for a day trip.

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