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Río Lagartos: Biosphere Reserve and Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

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Activity provider: TripGuru Mexico

Río Lagartos: Biosphere Reserve and Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

Activity provider: TripGuru Mexico
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From US$ 112 per person

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve and the pink lakes of Las Coloradas. Explore the reserve, known for its diverse ecosystems and flora and fauna, and see the beautiful natural scenery.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Dutch
Private group available


  • Explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Rio Lagartos in a private boat
  • Catch a glimpse of flamingos, pelicans, sea turtles, and more
  • Take photos of the Instagrammable pink lakes of Las Coloradas
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group tour with 9 people maximum
Full description

See the beauty of Rio Lagartos, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve home to a rich diversity of landscapes and ecosystems such as mangroves, forests, lagoons, and more. Admire the pink lakes at Las Coloradas on this full-day tour too.

Begin with an early pickup from accommodation in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. From there, you’ll make your way to the busy town of Valladolid for a cup of coffee and a snack.

Head to Rio Lagartos after a brief pit stop, and upon arrival, skip the crowds and board a private boat to enjoy the scenery of the reserve.

Cruise around the reserve with a friendly guide pointing out the numerous local flora and fauna, potentially catching glimpses of flamingos, pelicans, sea turtles, and crocodiles.

Stop by the beautiful pink lakes at Las Coloradas (the color of the water depends on weather and chemical conditions) and snap a few photos. After, enjoy a stop for lunch before heading back to your accommodation.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • English and Spanish-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private boat tour in Rio Lagartos
  • Entrance fees (Rio Lagartos Biosphera 50 pesos)
  • Drinking water
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch in Rio Lagartos or Valladolid
  • Equipment
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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A very great excursion, you get so close to the animals, great guide our Roberto. I can only recommend.

April 23, 2022

Beautiful tour and great experience. Our guide Alex was also very nice. Would definitely recommend.

June 8, 2022

Product ID: 409497