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Excursion rio lagartos et las coloradas

Río Lagartos is a city located north west of Cancun and about 3 hours drive from Playa del carmen. It is also a natural reserve between the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea known for its colonies of flamingos and beautiful landscapes.

During this excursion to Rio Lagartos, you will walk in the middle of the mangrove, observe the various birds such as flamingos, egrets, pelicans and many other species as well as crocodiles, water cockroaches, and if you are lucky small mammals.

You will also go to the tip of Las coloradas and you will enjoy at the same time a local scrub based clay mud.




Departure: Rio lagartos


2 to 6 people



Program of the visit Rio Lagartos


Duration of the excursion: about 10 hours

You go for a boat ride of 3H in the reserve accompanied by a local fisherman, there you go for a walk between the sandbanks and the mangrove to observe many species of birds, more than 258 wild species there again.

The flamingos are present almost all year long because Rio Lagartos is the largest nesting area for flamingos in the Caribbean.

You will pause on a white sand to test the mud scrub, very clay in the corner and you will also discover the horseshoe crabs that look like prehistoric crustaceans …

If you are lucky you can also see wild mammals that feed on the carcasses of its many water cockroaches.

You will also observe crocodiles hidden in the mangrove.

Lunch break in a family restaurant in this same small fishing village, specialties of fish (fried, plancha, ceviche) otherwise possibility of chicken or pork, vegan salad etc …

Direction Las Coloradas to make some pictures and enjoy the beautiful colors.

What’s included

  • French speaking guide
  • Local fisherman
  • Boat tour
  • Entrance to the Rio Lagartos Reserve

What to bring

  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Swimsuit & Towel
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • A sweater in case of wind
  • Bottle of water

What to remember

  • French-language guide certified Secretoo, French company based in Lyon
  • Booking can be cancelled 72 hours before the tour and fully refunded
  • If the reservation is canceled afterwards, the amount remaining to be paid to the guide will be levied so as not to affect the other participants and the guide who has reserved his day for you.

The guide gets in your car from Playa Del Carmen.

You are a family of 3, you book a day where there are already 3 people registered, we group all 6 you pay so the price for 6 people is 56 € per person.

  • 2 people : 91€ /pers. (1600 pesos + 15€)
  • 4 people : 62€ /pers. (1000 pesos + 15€)
  • 6 people : 56€ /pers. (870 pesos + 15€)
  • 8 people : 51€/pers. (750 pesos + 15€)
  • 10 people : 46€ /pers. (660 pesos + 15€)
  • 12 people : 43€ /pers. (595 pesos + 15€)

Prices shown in euros can vary very slightly upwards or downwards depending on the price of the pesos.

The guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you there.

You are a family of 3, you book a day where there are already 3 people registered, we group all 6 you pay so the price for 6 people is 73 € per person.

  • 2 people : 131€ /pers. (2450 pesos + 15€)
  • 4 people : 83€ /pers. (1425 pesos + 15€)
  • 6 people : 73€ /pers. (1220 pesos + 15€)
  • 10 people : 64€ /pers. (1030 pesos + 15€)
  • 12 people : 58€ /pers. (910 pesos + 15€)

Prices shown in euros can vary very slightly upwards or downwards depending on the price of the pesos.

If you are more numerous or if you wish to privatize this excursion it is possible, contact us.


Enrique nous a fait rigoler toute la journée avec ses blagues, les flamants roses n’étaient pas nombreux mais nous avons vu deux gros crocodiles et plein d’oiseaux + las coloradas c’était le top. Marie – 38 ans

Merci pour ce concept qui sort de l’abattage qu’on subit dans les excursions organisées par les hôtels, ici on prend le temps, on rigole avec le guide, continuez votre concept c’est génial. Alexandre – 31 ans

A great reserve, we walk in the middle of the lagoon, our guide Enrique explains a few things about the animals that live here, the restaurant is very well located and we eat well, I recommend” elques petites choses sur les animaux qui vivent ici, le restaurant est très bien situé et on y mange bien, je recommande
Laura – 26 years old


“Originally from Marseilles, I traveled a lot of countries before settling in Mexico 26 years ago. I was a diving instructor and then I trained in Mayan history to become an official guide.

I like to transmit all my knowledge and I enjoy discovering an authentic Mexico, far from mass tourism and above all I love to have a good time each day with new people. “


“French native and diving enthusiast for 12 years. I decided to come to live in Mexico 2 years ago to live my passion.

Graduated as an instructor for several years I choose to make you discover diving in cenote. “


“A 29-year-old Quebecer, I decided several years ago to barter the routine and the icy cold against the landscapes of dreams and the warmth of Mexico and I fell in love!

Through my work as a guide I explored the countless natural riches, culture, customs, values, music and life of this country.

I will be happy to share with you my passion and my knowledge imbued with my stories and my sometimes crazy and incredible experiences .»


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