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Celestun is located 96 kms southwest of Merida State of Yucatan, Mexico. Its a typical fishing village considered an ecotourism paradise, famous for its ria, beautiful flamingo colonies, freshwater springs and beaches.
The exceptional landscape of the Celestun Estuary, located on the West Coast of Yucatan, is part of the World patrimony of the Biosphere Reserve by the same name, in 1979, this 21 km, long region that covers a surface of 59,139 hectares has been officially declared fauna shelter.
Among Celestun main attractions that can be visited by boat tours, we find the Baldiosera spring - where you can swim or scuba dive -, the Cambay spring - a beautiful fresh water pool - and the quiet Flamingoes Lagoon, known as "The Drum". To the east, in the direction of the "Sand Island", final destination of our tour there is the "Real de Salinas" Ranch, an old salt plant, the extraordinary "Tampeten" petrified forest and Punta Ninum, rich in clams and baby shrimps.
The banks of the coastal lagoon harbor fauna and flora of exceptional beauty: ducks coming from Canada in the months of December and March, a large variety of fish, pelicans, herons, albatross and other aquatic birds living in an ecosystem of low deciduous forest and tropical undergrowth. This region boasts 234 mammal species, among which the ocelot, the jaguar and the spider monkey, considered endangered species, as well as three species of sea turtle (green, carey and caguama) and two of crocodile.
The Caribbean Flamingoes, also called Pink Flamingoes, that live in the Estuary, represent the main attraction of the region and form the only flamingo settlement known in North America. From the boat tour, leaving at convenient times from the dock in front of the Culture Building, you will be able to observe the flamingoes in their natural ecosystem. After the tour you can enjoy a delicious meal in one of the many seafood restaurants along the beach of Celestun.
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