Enjoy a scenic drive to the wildlife refuge before you reach the picturesque port of Celestun.
Board a boat and begin your tranquil cruise down the Celestun estuary, a natural habitat famed for harboring some of the Yucatan’s most diverse species of bird. Drift through mangroves for 1.5 hours and witness a spectacular show of vibrant flamingos frolicking and flying in their local environment.
Observe thousands of flamingos as they feast on the crustaceans that give them their unique color, marveling at the elegance and beauty of the birds. The unique conditions of Celestun mean it’s one of the only places in the world to witness such a large concentrations of flamingos.
Listen to your guide’s captivating commentary as you scour the landscape for other species of bird; the American white pelican also inhabits the refuge, and boasts a wingspan of up to 9.5 feet (3 meters). Look out for spider monkeys and jaguars before you refresh with a revitalizing dip in the ojos de agua (eyes of water), deep, fresh-water springs secreted among the mangroves.
Then, sink your toes into the silken sands of a central Celestun beach. Marvel at the unrivalled beauty of the iridescent water and white sand then purchase a traditional lunch at an excellent eatery on-site.