Our goal is to provide high quality low impact access to the beautiful wilderness
that surrounds us
All of our guides are certified,licensed and experienced nature guides.
We have two guides on the staff that are graduate biologists.
We have guides qualified for fly fishing,Sport fishing,bird watching and photography trips in addition to the Flamingo Trips. In addition to Diego we have 4 English speaking guides.
We use only 4 stroke outboard motors which are quieter, use less gasoline and cause much less pollution.
We work hard to avoid disturbing the wildlife we are viewing.
Sustainable eco tourism is our most important goal.
Rio Lagartos Adventures is my family business and we are located in the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in Rio Lagartos, Yucatan.
(This is where I grew up)The Bio reserve is one of the very best nature preserves in the world and it is in our back yard.
Together with my sons Diego jr. and Jorge we concentrate on showing
small groups of visitors, Birders, fishermen, a great time .
My wife Matilda takes care of the great food part in our restaurant.
Diego Nuñez an experienced and trained bird guide,naturalist
and avid fly fisherman and guide) pioneered eco-tourism in Rio Lagartos more than 15 years ago when he established the family business.
He has attended many classes and workshops on nature, birds and
preservation of the Bio-reserve and Petenes(fresh water springs).
He studied with Barbara McKinnon and was one of the first graduates of her classes for guides nearly 20 years ago
He is a qualified nature and birding instructor who has helped train
the members and has given classes to many groups of children and
adults to help further their appreciation and understanding of the natural
world around them.
Diego has assisted visiting scientists and biologists with their
research efforts and has been involved with bird monitoring,
flamingo banding,crocodile tagging,maintaining water flow
in the area's fresh water springs,reforestation, as well as animal
rescue work with sea turtles,flamingos, and area birds.
Francisco ¨Paco¨ Machain
English,Italian,Spanish and Mayan speaking guides are available.
All guides are trained and certified and experts in spotting and
identifying the area's wildlife.
Diego Nuñez jr