The Emerald Coast

a tour to the Emerald Coast today!

Mexican sheartail (Photo by Arturo Rosado)

A Little Birdie Told Us

"I loved visiting different destinations because it gave us the opportunity to see a variety of species. Seeing flamingoes fly overhead for the first time was my favorite!"

- Emerald Coast Guest

Tour Overview

Traveling the Emerald Coast by car is the best way to see Yucatecan seaside towns while taking in the beautiful shoreline scenery. Heading east along the northern coast, we will see the ocean to the left and lagoons to the right, both with their own unique ecosystems and bird species. This tour feels like a road trip, as we drive the small costera highway and make several stops to look for American flamingos, terns, frigate birds, black-necked stilts, clapper rails and Mexican sheartail hummingbirds. Bring a swimsuit and towel in case you want to take a dip along the way!

Destinations: Progreso, Xtampú, Playa Marmotas 

Duration: 6-8 hours

Birds: American flamingo, shorebirds (gulls, terns, herons, egrets), frigate bird, pelican, black-necked stilt, avocet, clapper rail, Mexican sheartail

Terrain: Shrubby, sandy, muddy, mostly flat and shaded terrain (challenge level: 1/5)

Accessibility: Adults, seniors, children, groups, individuals

Attire Recommendations: Wide-brimmed hat, sneakers or boots, breathable clothing, bathing suit (optional), towel (optional)

Price: Starts at $160 USD ($2800 MXN)

Tour Scheduling

Emerald Coast 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 tour to The Emerald Coast today!

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