Celestun in Yucatán

Celestun in Yucatán

Celestun is a quaint village located only 85 kilometers away from Merida, Yucatan´s capital city, near the border with the State of Campeche and the Gulf of Mexico. The Biosphere Reserve of Celestun is famous worldwide for being a sanctuary for flamingos and various pelican species, creating a composition of colors in pink and white that paints a beautiful picture of the reserve´s lake.

In Celestun, there is a very peculiar ecosystem since the fresh waters of the Celestun River merge with the salty waters of the Gulf. During your visit, take the boat Tour that will get you closer to the gorgeous flamingos, giving you the chance to take amazing photos. This Tour also includes a fascinating ride through the tunnels naturally formed in the mangroves, ending in a petrified forest.