Magical Mangroves

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American flamingo (Photo by Allison Russell)

A Little Birdie Told Us

“Thank you for such a wonderful day in nature! It was truly magical. Seeing flamingos at such a close distance was a dream come true! I had never bird-spotted before but saw all kinds of cool wild birds with the help of Arturo and Allison.”

- Magical Mangroves Guest

Tour Overview

This trip takes us to Celestún, where we will explore the mangrove forest at sunrise. As we ride the ría in a motor boat, we'll look for American flamingos and visit secluded natural spots, like the ojo de agua, within the mangroves. The tour concludes with a fresh-air picnic with a view. This tour takes us off the beaten path and provides the opportunity to see rare and beautiful birds, such as the Mexican tiger heron, lineated woodpecker, Yucatán wren, Yucatán gnatcatcher and the endemic Mexican sheartail hummingbird.

Destinations: Reserva de la Biósfera Ría Celestún, Ojo de Agua Baldiosera

Duration: 6-8 hours

Birds: American flamingo, herons, egrets, woodpeckers, kingfishers, hawks, rails, ducks

Terrain: Estuary, mangrove forest, wooden boardwalk, flat paths, sunny with shade (challenge level: 2/5)

Accessibility: Adults, seniors, children, groups, individuals

Attire Recommendations: Wide-brimmed hat with a strap, loose clothing, long sleeves and pants, sunscreen, bug spray, closed-toed shoes

Price: Starts at $415 USD ($7000 MXN)

Tour Scheduling

Magical Mangrove 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, 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 Magical Mangroves tour today!

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