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Private Rio Lagartos Flamingo Pink Lakes
Private Rio Lagartos Flamingo Pink Lakes

Private Rio Lagartos Flamingo Pink Lakes

Discover one of jewels of the Yucatan peninsula with this adventure and culture filled trip to the Rio Lagartos Biosphere and Las Coloradas, or “Pink Lakes”.  Catch a boat at Rio Lagartos and sail to meet  the diverse species of birds like herons, fishing eagles, pelicans and of course the famous flamingos. You may also encounter other unique inhabitants within the mangroves such as crocodiles or racoons.

You will arrive at the famous Las Coloradas or “Magenta Waters” these pink lakes colored by the seaweed, plankton and shrimps and learn more about its use by the Mayans. You will be able to take a traditional Mayan mud bath, rinse at a private beach and enjoy a great seafood meal at the Rio Lagartos restaurant.

(Pick ups from Puerto Morelos to Cancun have a transportation fee of $35usd per group)


DEPARTURE TIME Pick up at your hotel around 8:00AM for a prompt departure.
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:00 – 6:00 PM at your hotel. (Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya)
WEAR Comfortable light casual clothing, tennis shoes, flip-flops or sandals for water activities, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (preferably biodegradable) and insect repellant (preferably biodegradable). Swimsuit is also highly recommended.
Best Maya Tours Professional Guide.

Transportation in an air-conditioned and comfortable van.

All entrance fees and Bicycles (when applicable).

Life jackets.

Seafood meal

Snacks & Water




Biodegradable sunscreen
Insect repellent
Tips for guides

Other recommendations : we recommend you to bring anything to protect you from the sun, such as sunglasses, hats, light clothing.

Don’t forget to also bring your camera to catch pictures of these unforgettable views and moments !

Note : There are no ATM machines in this area and many vendors do not accept credit cards. For your personal expenses, make sure you bring enough cash money.

The guides, drivers and waiters also always appreciate tips for their excellent service and it is also thanks to them that you will leave with great memories !

Additional information

Ticket typeAdult 12 – 99, Child 4-11 yrs

8.00 AM – 10.00 AM: Transportation to the Rio Lagartos Biosphere


10.00 AM – 11.00 AM: Presentation of the Rio Lagartos Biosphere

  • Explanations about the Rio Lagartos Biosphere.
  • Talk about Biodiversity, Ecology, Sustainability
  • Mayan language practice.

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Sightseeing and discovery

Sightsee and photography the different species of birds and animals species inhabiting the biosphere. Enjoy then the sight of the Pink Lakes and try a typical Mayan mud bath.

2:30 PM – 3.30 PM: Lunch

Enjoy a wonderful meal at the Rio Lagartos restaurant, where you will be able to discover different specialties of fishes and seafood.

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Transportation back to your hotel (Cancun, Tulum or Playa del Carmen).

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