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Playa del Carmen/Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Tour

1. Playa del Carmen/Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas on a day trip from Playa del Carmen or Cancún. Keep an eye out for crocodiles and see them up close at a crocodile sanctuary. Marvel at the pink shades of the lagoons of Las Coloradas and watch the flamingos fly by, you can’t help but fall in love with Yucatan! This Las Coloradas tour from Playa del Carmen or Cancun lets you travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle to the neighbouring state of Yucatan and the famous pink lakes of Las Coloradas. This is an area of untouched nature that will knock you out, the stunning views of Las Coloradas Yucatan have to be seen to be believed. Your expert guide will explain the facts and folklore of the region and help you get the best Instagram-worthy photos of this marvelous Yucatan attraction. A Rio Lagartos tour from Playa del Carmen or Cancun takes you on a boat ride through the mangroves of a magnificent protected area. Keep a lookout for the crocodiles and the huge array of bird species, including cormorants, ospreys, herons, and pelicans. Rio Lagartos Yucatan is a bird watcher's paradise, just this side of heaven. Finally, stop for lunch of salad, soft drinks, and a main course of your choice between fresh fish, chicken, or a vegetarian dish. The food is fresh and delicious and a great way to refuel after all your adventures. Once you've had your fill, head back to your hotel after an incredible day trip in the Yucatán Peninsula. A Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas tour is the best way to discover Yucatan!

From Cancun: Ek Balam, Cenote Hubiku, & Rio Lagartos Reserve

2. From Cancun: Ek Balam, Cenote Hubiku, & Rio Lagartos Reserve

This full-day tour from Cancun will show you some of the best sights that Yucatán has to offer. On either a private or shared tour, see the ruins of Ek Balam, visit Cenote Hubiku, and head to the UNESCO-listed Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. Start your adventure with an early pickup in Cancun. Your first stop for the day is Ek Balam, a Mayan archaeological site, where you can view the ancient structures, stuccos, and carvings. Learn about the history of the area's ancient civilizations as you explore. Cenote Hubiku is an underground swimming hole known for its perfectly round shape and opening. On sunny days, rays of sunlight filter through the sinkhole and provide breathtaking views. Take a quick swim and spend some time marveling at this natural wonder. The UNESCO-listed Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve is home to a diverse range of ecosystems and landscapes. Check out its mangroves, forests, and lagoons. During the boat tour, be sure to keep your eyes peeled to spot flamingos, pelicans, sea turtles, and crocodiles. Afterward, devour a tasty lunch (at your own expense) in Rio Lagartos before boarding the vehicle and making your way back to your accommodation in Cancun.

Río Lagartos: Biosphere Reserve and Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

3. Río Lagartos: Biosphere Reserve and Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

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.

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What people are saying about Río Lagartos

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Such an amazing day! Our guide Big G was brilliant and hilarious and our guide at the pink lagoon was fantastic and an excellent photographer. We went in Feb so the flamingos weren’t around due to the season, but the day was great overall. The crocodile sanctuary was definitely one for the bucket list and the Cenote was gorgeous. Quite a way away from cancun, so be ready for the journey.

Excursion great, but not as described by Getyourguide. The cenote is missing, but you visit a crocodile station, which they breed and release animals as adults. Arki the guide was nice and explained everything well

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

Amazing tour!!! Great fun seeing las coloraadas, the boat tour seeing flamingos and crocodiles

Nice day, very nice and cheerful guide. Tasty lunch. I recommend.