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Flamingo Tours

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Address: Celestun, Mexico

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Excellent Bird Watching - Highlight of our Mini-Vacation

I vacationed in Celestun to get away from the stresses of life and to enjoy a mangrove boat ride . . . it was the perfect remedy. At the bridge, just as you are approaching... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Ruth H
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Waldbröl, Deutschland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw many flaminogs in mid November. Anyway the tour was boring and the guide unfriendly and he just spoke spanish. I wouldn't do it again.

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since lonely planet suggests going to celestun in November to see some flamingos, we went there on a day trip from Merida. However it turned out to be a really bad time for bird watching. Took a private boat for 1200 MP and did a 1 h tour with a nice guide who even knew some of the birds names... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we knew that we were going to Merida it appeared that it would not be at the best time to see the flamingos. However, once we arrived we discovered that there would be some flamingos, so we hired a driver to take us to Celestun, about an hours drive from Merida. Our B&B hosts suggested that we get a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We rented a car from Merida. We used Waze and arrived in Celestun. We walked to the beach to hire a boat. You can also get boats once you cross the bridge we did not do that. We paid 625 for 2 people. There were 2 other guests on our boat with Freddy. He was an amazing guide. Only spoke... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I vacationed in Celestun to get away from the stresses of life and to enjoy a mangrove boat ride . . . it was the perfect remedy. At the bridge, just as you are approaching Celestun, you will find the mangrove boat tour operation on your left side. We arrived at approximately 9:30 a.m., which was perfect, as there were... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We booked this tour through Viator and was a disaster. Mayaland tour driver and guide was terrible. He did not say a word until 30 minutes after he picked us up. He showed up late at the hotel, We saw him and got into the van. He did not even say good morning. That Is how the trip to Celestun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Read many comments on tripadvisor that this was a scam or not worth it, but I think it is individual preference. For us, we enjoyed this a lot and was amazed by the many different things we saw along the ride. We went straight to the boat owners and got onto the boat - the price is pretty standard. First... More 

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Thank MiaSurin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Tourist trap. You'll see more things simply walking the biosphere by yourself in the first five minutes than you will on the tour

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East coast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We did this as a day trip from Merida, as something to do (not a must do). It had rained in the morning, and we had been warned that the number of flamingos diminishes as the water level rises. That was correct, as there weren't that many flamingos (maybe 80?) But there was an island with lots of pelicans and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We stopped off at the bridge first, arrived early (as advised by others) around 8:45, we were the only tourists there and they appeared to be just setting up so we drove down to the beach - no tours/boats to be found so we headed back up to the bridge. Another two couples arrived shortly after so we all shared... More 

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