We are not yet sure of when we will open. We have had an increase of cases in the Yucatan and out of caution, openings have been put on hold in Rio Lagartos. A date has not yet been determined.When we open,we will be following all protocols and our staff are all trained in Safety procedures. We are serious about keeping you safe.
We have been very lucky in Rio Lagartos.There have been no cases of Covid 19. 100 people from the village were tested and all the results were negative .All the Hotels ,Restaurants and Tours were closed in the middle of March and have stayed closed. A decision was made by the business owners and the town to close. We were lucky with all the European, American and Asian visitors we have here during the winter. The health of our families and neighbors was the most important thing. The Yucatan has had approx. about 5000 cases mainly in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Merida.(as of July 1st) There have been about 500 deaths and many of those were connected to cruise ships that docked near Cancun. People in the Yucatan are taking this seriously and closed all but essential businesses . Only factories that can operate with correct social distancing were open. We are now preparing for the opening . Masks will be required required to enter any of the businesses that are open. Hand sanitizing stations are at all the entrances. The town will have a check point at the entrance to the town manned by police to encourage being careful and reminding them of the rules. They are wearing masks and shields. Each person gets a little hand sanitizer. In the towns everyone is wearing a mask, many even when driving a car or motorbike. A mask will be necessary for everyone here when we open.
Here at Rio Lagartos Adventures and Ria Maya Restaurant we are making preparations to open the restaurant and start tours. After the period of quiet the Bio Reserve is more active with wildlife than I have ever seen it. It is sad that the rest came because of Covid 19
We believe we can open safely for our visitors and employees and we'll do everything we can to keep everyone safe
Ria Maya Restaurant
All employees will be wearing masks and shields and washing hands before serving or approaching the table. Careful sanitizing will be done after each group. The kitchen will be sanitized daily and surfaces sanitized continuously through out the day.
The palapa roofed restaurant is open on three sides with no confined spaces. We have the best ventilated restaurant in Rio Lagartos. All tables will be at least 2 meters apart.
All customers will be asked to wash hands before entering the restaurant
Customers will be required towear a mask until they are seated
Tables will be placed 2 meters from the others
A mask will be required when leaving the tables to use the restroom or any other reasons
Tables will be well sanitized between customers.
Our boats are open on all sides and the captain is driving from the rear. The driver will be masked.
There is enough space between the guide and the passengers for correct social distancing
All of the tours are private(only people in the group you came with)NO MIXED GROUPS
The boats will be sanitized between tours including binocular and bird books.
The guide will be wearing a mask and passengers also .
There is no reason not to have a wonderful tour in the Bio Reserve, Safely!
Rooms at Ria Maya
Our rooms will be fully sanitized between customers.
Rooms will remain empty for at least one day before they are rented again
Staying multiple days
We have customers making reservations to stay multiple days. In the past visitors moved frequently on their vacations .Staying multiple days is a way to reduce exposure.
We can make a multi day stay interesting, educational(and delicious) with the variety of tours we offer(see the website) and safe.
Stay safe and come visit. Please make a reservation. We are so happy to to be opening and look forward to your visit
Covid 19 in Rio Lagartos and the Yucatan