Peten Mac is a fresh water spring at the end of the malecon that you reach with a board walk.
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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 industry.
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.
Ria Maya Lodge provides lodging for visiting bird watchers, fishermen and those looking for a quiet beautiful place.We are at the end of the Malecon just behind Hotel Rio Lagartos.
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Ria Lagartos
Biosphere Reserve Ria Lagartos. Ria means estuary, is an enclosed brackish water body connected to the ocean filled by a river.
In 2004 UNESCO recognized it as a Biosphere Reserve because of its incredible flora and fauna. Nowadays, this is the place to take a Rio Lagartos tour.
What to expect at Rio Lagartos
Rio Lagartos is a small fishing and ecotourism village on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Furthermore, this area is mostly untouched by today’s fast-paced world; it is a different kind of paradise, more wilderness than beaches and nightlife. This is a safe small town of 3500 souls, and it transports you back to a simpler time, where life moved at a slower pace. Rio Lagartos is a place to come and unwind, get away from Maya Riviera and all the tourists.
TFresh water spring Peten Mac