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The village of Rio Lagartos is located on the north coast of the Yucatan peninsula nearly equal distance(3 hrs )from Merida and Cancun.(1 1/2 hrs) from Chichen Itza and (1 hr) from Ek Balaam.
Narrow islands protect the shallow harbor from the Gulf of Mexico giving excellent protection for the large fleet of launches used by fishermen.
Rio Lagartos is an important part of the Yucatan's fishing
Two fishing cooperatives
operate from here,using hook and line for a wide variety of fish.
Fishermen dive for lobster.
During the octopus season the catch is processed here for shipment worldwide.
Posada Diego and Matildé provides lodging for visiting birdwatchers, fishermen and those looking for a quiet beautiful place.
Posada Diego and Matildé