eco-reservas

eco-reservas

Natural Beauties. The charming coastline, as well as being blessed with warm beaches, also boasts nature reserves which protect a variety of flora and fauna unique to this part of the world. It’s a paradise for adventure tourism and ecotourism lovers.

Here you can walk, take a bicycle ride, practice windsurfing and kayaking, compete in tournament fishing and enjoy the tasty dishes of the day: fresh and imaginatively garnished, and cooked to perfection.

Here too, you’ll feel the energy of a natural world that sleeps with the setting sun, where the song of thousands of birds from trees and mangroves welcomes the starry night.

Rio Lagartos – Located almost at the end of the enchanting coastline, Rio Lagartos embraces the ports of El Cuyo and las Coloradas. Conserves, where sweet rain water comes together with salty sea water of birds species are the delight of nature watchers.

Without a doubt, the natural beauty and magic of Yucatan will captivate you, as you get back to nature with a gift for the eyes and the heart…

San Felipe – This quaint, picturesque fishing village is made up or rustic, wooden houses. Take a stroll on the promenade that runs the length of the estuary to admire the beauty of the vegetation.

El Palmar – One of the most important ecological reserves and home to surrounding mangroves provide shelter for many aquatic birds. Arrange a trip in a boat and enjoy the ojo de agua in the middle of the ocean, too.

Celestun – A port full of mystery, where some of the most exotic species of Yucatan exist side by side. Pink flamingos; give a spectacular show as they fly just overhead. The estuary is their natural breeding ground after long flights along the eastern coast.

Visitors can also beat the heat by taking a dip in the sweet, fresh-water coming up from the “Ojos de agua”, literally eyes of water, hidden among the natural tunnels of the estuary formed among the mangroves.

These can be reached by boats driven by the locals, whose trips are invariably embellished by stories as interwoven as their fishing nets.

Nothing surpasses the trip down the estuary to its spectacular rendezvous with the sea, but not before paying a visit to the “Tampeten” or Petrified Forest.

In the heart of the town, a beach of unequalled beauty and an exquisite variety of fresh fish and Shellfish are the perfect excuse for speeding another day in Celestun.