Historic Seaside Town

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Northern cardinal (Photo by Allison Russell)

A Little Birdie Told Us

"My favorite part of the tour was the relaxed, friendly feeling. Allison and Arturo are kind and knowledgeable."

- Historic Seaside Town Guest

Tour Overview

This tour takes us to one of the most beautiful beaches in Yucatán: Sisal. Once the state’s largest port city, it is now a fishing village and an ideal setting for bird watching. The mangrove path of the ecological reserve is a short walk from the seaside, and during the tour we will visit both the shore and the shady mangroves, each with unique species of birds to observe. We will be looking for cardinals, endemic Mexican sheartail hummingbirds, American flamingos and ruddy crakes, among other species. We end the tour under a palapa on the beach, with refreshments and local fruit to enjoy with the scenery. Bring a swimsuit and towel in case you want to take a dip!

Destinations: Sisal, La Reserva Ecológica Estatal El Palmar

Duration: 6-8 hours

Birds: Northern cardinal, Mexican sheartail, American flamingo, ruddy crake, russet-naped wood rail

Terrain: Sandy, flat, partially shaded (challenge level: 1/5)

Accessibility: Adults, seniors, children, groups, individuals

Attire Recommendations: Wide-brimmed hat, loose clothing, sunscreen, bug spray, comfortable shoes, bathing suit (optional), towel (optional)

Price: Starts at $155 USD ($2750 MXN)

Tour Scheduling

Historic Seaside Town tours are offered daily, Sunday through Saturday. You choose the day that best suits your schedule! We kindly ask for at least 48 hours notice and confirmation via deposit before the desired tour date.

Contact us via WhatsApp at +52 999-650-5925 or send us an email at hola@colectivocardenales.com, to inquire about availability.

Included in Your Tour

Binoculars & Guides

A pair of binoculars for each guest is included in the price of your tour. If you're new to using binoculars, we will review how to use them before the tour begins. We also provide guide books for reference during all tours.


If you are staying in Mérida, we will pick you up from your lodging and drop you off after the tour ends. If you are outside of Mérida, we will pick you up and drop you off at a designated meeting point.

Snacks & Refreshments

We will always have cold water available during your tour, in addition to a selection of beverages and snacks of your choice. We will confirm your food and drink preferences prior to your tour.

Reserve a Historic Seaside Town tour today!

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