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Rio Lagartos Adventures

Birdwatching,Flyfishing,Photography, Flamingo &Crocodile boat trips in Rio Lagartos,Yucatan

Rio Lagartos Adventures
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Getting Here
Flamingo Boat Tours
All about Flamingos
from Playa del Carmen
Birdwatching Tours.
Crocodile Night Trips
Trips for Photography
Beach and Snorkle trips
Sunset Tours
Kayaks and Bikes
"Ria Maya" Restaurant
Village of Rio Lagartos
Lodging in Rio Lagartos
Bio Reserve
Group tours
About Us
Diego and Matildés Posada
Rio Lagartos,Yucatan is the home to Mexico's largest flock of Flamingos 40,000+ 395 species of birds have been identified here.
We are the most experienced and recommended tour operators in
the Ria Lagartos Biosphere reserve
We  recommend scheduling
the Deluxe and Standard Tours
to start before 9.00 am or after

We offer three  different tours especially for Flamingos.
A standard 2 hour Flamingo Boat tour
is more than
flamingos !
There are many species
of birds to be seen,crocodiles,a mud bath and a swim in a fresh water spring or at a beach nearby. 90usd

The Deluxe flamingo boat tou
r gives you the opportunity to go further back into the mangroves and see more wildlife and many more species of birds
or enjoy more time at the beach or in the mud baths. 119usd

We  also offer tours especially for photographers and birdwatchers.

The Sunset flamingoTour starts about three hours before sunset and you will see the sunset
after visiting the Flamingo feeding grounds.
This is an excellent choice to make good photos.
Check with us on the starting time as the sunset time changes.This tour does not include the mud bath
or swim because we are returning in darkness 119usd

Birding and Photography tours link

Guided Flamingo tours from Playa del Carmen,Tulum and Cancun

The Boats meet all Mexican Co,ast Guard safety requirements,are allowed to carry only 6 passengers and the captain and have commercial grade 1 life jackets  on board for all persons .


Tours are by reservation and
you decide the starting time
We use Paypal for  deposits




Standard Flamingo Tour

PRICE IS PER BOAT(6 People Max) $ 90.00 usd

Reserve Entrance Fee (per person) $ 2.50

2 hours

Deluxe Flamingo Tours

& Sunset Flamingo tours

PRICE IS PER BOAT(6 People Max) $ 119.00 usd

Reserve Entrance Fee (per person) $ 2.50

These are slower and give you more time to explore the mangroves and  see more wildlife and species of birds (3 hours)

The sunset flamingo tour does  not include a

stop at the mud baths or the swim because we are returning in darkness

Flamingos can aways be seen in Rio Lagartos.In the spring(Late April)

they gather by the thousands to

mate and nest in the biosphere reserve.After the nesting season they disperse along the coast in search of feeding opportunities.They do not migrate to and from the Yucatan.They are residents here.They  move along the Yucatan coast.They are Carribbean

flamingos-phoenicopertus ruber 

They rear their young in Rio Lagartos during the summer.During the winter many feed in the Bio Reserve. This is one of the major feeding areas in the Yucatan and flamingo can always be seen here. 


The flamingos can be seen all day but the best time (and best photos) is usually early in the morning(7.00am) and in the evening around sunset.

More information and flamingo photos-Link



  Jose Neptuno appearing after a mud bath(Bano Maya) in the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve



Flamingo Boat Tours In Rio Lagartos,Yucatan


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The flamingo boat tours begin at the "Ria Maya" restaurante,on the waterfront in Rio Lagartos.


The well maintained launches are captained by experienced bird guides who will take you on a memorable boat ride to the feeding grounds of the flamingos(40km total).

43,000 Flamingos have been recorded in the Yucatan, the majority of which nest and feed in the Rio Lagartos area.

Along the way, your guides will point out and identify many of the species that live and visit the area such as:

Great Blue Heron,

Tiger heron,

Snowy Egrets,

Roseate Spoonbills,

Anhingas, Frigates

Common Black Hawks,

Osprey, Woodstorks,

Kingfishers and White Ibis.

A total of 395 species

 have been

counted in  Rio Lagartos.

Crocodiles are normally spotted each trip.

The return trip includes a stop at the salinera

(salt ponds) in

 Los Coloradas,

followed by a¨Baño Maya¨with white clay mud and the choice of a swim at a nearby beach or in a fresh water spring.

The trip ends at the restaurante"Ria Maya" Where you may enjoy fresh, locally caught, seafood and ceviches.Beer,wine and liquors are served in our Palapa roofed second story restaurant with the best views in Rio Lagartos


  Anhinga in the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve.Anhingas are  relatives of cormorants




For flamingo, birdwatching,photo and crocodile tours we now require a deposit. Upon confirmation, we'll send you an invoice through Paypal in USD or Euro (other currencies are subject to an exchange cost)  for a deposit to hold your reservation. You can pay us through your own Paypal account (preferable), or pay with a debit or credit card using the Paypal system. We take care of the 5% handling fee through PayPal.

Once payments are made we will confirm your reservation. The remaining balance will be due on arrival, USD, Euro or pesos. We accept cards but much prefer cash in dollars or pesos.

Rio Lagartos Adventures
is a Pay Pal Verified Merchant.
Cancellation Policy:

In case of cancellation, there will be no refund but
with two days advance notice you can reschedule
your Flamingo trip.