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

Private Rio Lagartos Flamingo Pink Lakes

Discover the Majestic Flamingos and Vibrant Pink Lakes

Experience a Unique Journey to Mexico’s Breathtaking Natural Wonders

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 $45usd 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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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews

We really enjoyed our private tour, seen and experienced everything as promised and more! 1st time seeing Flamingos & crocodiles, horseshoe crab, etc. in their natural habitat, and the Pink Lake is just so pretty colour. Although a bit too hot as normal for Mexico temp, but our guide Salvador took very good care of us and he shot very nice photo for us throughout the trip as well. THANK YOU! Highly recommended the service!


Fabulous tour with Kukul Kan
Highly recommend Best Maya Tours


Meredith, Thank you for your reivew!


Fabulous tour with Kukul Kan
Highly recommend


We had a wonderful private tour to Rio Lagartos and Pink Lakes we saw many wild animals such as crocodiles, flamingos and Pelicans! All of our family members, 8y.o. son and 6 y.o. daughter and my wife and I, were very satisfied. Pink Lakes are so unique place that we felt as if we came to an another planet. And our tour Salvador is the best guide we ever had. He is calm and very genuine person and very knowledgeable about wild animals and also wonderful photographer and driver.
I definitely recommend you this tour and him!
Muchas Gracias Salvador!


We had an awesome time with Salvador. He was a great guide, lot of background knowledge and showed us not only pink lakes but also pink flamingos and even crocodiles. The food was just as amazing. We can really recommend this tour!


We really had the best time, saw flamingos and crocodiles and got treated to delicious food 🙂 Salvador is a great guide with lots of background knowledge, also easy to hang with. We can highly recommend!

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