1. Celestún is considered the cradle of ecotourism in Mexico. Its name means “painted stone” in Yucatecan Maya, and it is a quiet fishing village located 91 km west of Mérida. Here you can find extensive isolated stretches of beautiful beaches and palapas where the best fish and seafood are served in the region. If you are looking to escape the crowds of the city and enjoy nature, this site is ideal for you.


2. Celestún is a protected area for more than 30 years, so you will be delighted with all the birds that cross the sky, the sand and the warm waters of an emerald green. Here lives one of the largest colonies of pink flamingos in the world (about 18 thousand!).


3. There is a great wealth of endemic species of plants and in terms of fauna, Celestún is home to countless fish and marine species; in its mangroves inhabit a pair of crocodile species; and there are 234 species of mammals that inhabit the estuary (ocelot, jaguar, tigrillo and spider monkey ... all endangered).


4. Among its natural attractions are the Baldiosera spring, where you can swim and dive; the Cambay spring, which is an eye of fresh water; and there is Tambor, where the main attraction is flamingos, who owe their pigmentation to the concentration of carotene in the water.


5. To observe the flamingos, you just have to take a boat. These are managed by a cooperative, so in addition to having fun you will be helping the inhabitants of the area. The tour can last up to six or seven hours and can be by land or by water. The cost varies depending on the number of passengers since the price per boat is divided between them.

6. Go by car, rent one from Easy Way which offers you personalized service. Head west to Uman and Kinchil, and continue on this path. You can take it easy and visit the villages on the way. When you return, you can choose to head north in Kinchil to visit Hunucmá and return to Mérida on a different path.

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