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Address: Calle 19 134 X 14 | Right on the Water Front, Rio Lagartos 97720, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 1 986 100 8390
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Experience The Natural Beauty of Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve,Yucatan...

Experience The Natural Beauty of Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve,Yucatan with"Rio Lagartos Adventures". Birdwatching,Flyfishing,Flamingo Tours,Crocodile night trips, Kayak and bicycle rentals. Located at the Restaurant RIA MAYA , certified nature guides specialize in low impact eco-tourism to provide access to this beautiful wilderness. Our experienced guides are skilled in identifying the wildlife here. Flamingos,crocodiles, sea birds and raptors are just a few. English, spanish and Italian speaking guides are available " the best in Nature Tours & eco tourism "

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An informative and beautiful Mangrove Safari

My husband and I arrived at Rio lagartos at 7 AM after a 3 hours drive from Cancun. We had called Diego the previous day and booked a boat tour for the two of us.Though we did not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Swathi K
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I arrived at Rio lagartos at 7 AM after a 3 hours drive from Cancun. We had called Diego the previous day and booked a boat tour for the two of us.Though we did not get to meet Diego , his son welcomed us and arranged the safari for us. We had to wait for about 30... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a boat trip with Rio Lagartos Adventures in Feb 2014. I was amazed by flamingo photos I saw. But not sure if we would be able to get the experience that we expect, I was communicating with Diego (the owner) prior booking. I was disappointed that he wasn't honest about the situation. Turned out that there were very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived without reservation. Details of trips and prices on wall in restaurant. Went straight off on boat trip, 5 of us with WIlliam. He could not have been nicer, more helpful or informative. Spotted all kinds of birds and saw a crocodile. Went to salt flats, mud bath and beach to wash mud off. Also saw beautiful flamingos. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

we arrived as a group of 5 without a reservation at 4 pm without a problem. Diego was friendly and introduced us to his son willy who took us out. We saw flamingos. Herons,. Kingfisher, terns, osprey, hawk, spoonbill, pelicans, egrets and many more as well as a crocodile. Floated in the salty channel and got caked in grey mud... More 

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Arcade, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went to the Rio Maya restaurant without any reservation and there we met our guide that kindly organized a boat only for us two. The tour was amazing, we saw only few flamingos because october isn't the best month to admire them, then we met many different birds, ancient creatures and we tried to see a crocodile. Finally we... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I scheduled on the wrong date and showed up a day late... they came to pick us up with no notice, were very nice AND when I gave them double the amount for payment, they were nice enough to inform me that I was giving way to much haha. Thanks guys!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

To see the flamingos in flight, you must go early (sunrise) or late (sunset) otherwise it's just a long ride on a big river, with an alligator or two and a few resident flamingos. You are given some exotic mud to make you beautiful.

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Veneta, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Rolled in late and happened past a tackle shop while walking around. When I asked the guy behind the counter if he know of anyone that specialized in fly fishing, he said yes and promptly left on his motorcycle. a few minutes later Diego showed up and a half hour later we were booked to fish with Poco the next... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We went on the flamingo boat tour with our family and loved it. We spent a relaxing day looking at flamingos, crocodiles and many different birds. We even went to the pink lakes and covered ourselves in rejuvenating mud! The boat captain was excellent, he took us to a paradise beach for a swim on the way back. Loved the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We had a three hour boat trip with Diego, This trip was exceptionally good ! We have not only seen the flamingo colony, but a lot of other birds and animals. Diego had made an extra effort to show us a Limulus, or deep into the mangroves a hidden type of night herons. If you love nature that tour is... More 

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