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Dec 28, 2009 - Celestun

One of the day-trips I most wanted to take from Merida was to the natural reserve of Celestun, which is famous as a site where flamingoes go. I booked a tour with “Ecoturismo Yucatan” which seems to have been bought by Turitransmerida. This was our first packaged tour and after yesterday’s traveling experiences, we were looking forward to being taken from door to door and pampered the whole way. We got in our van at 9:00 am, picked up 11 other guests and headed off to Celestun. Our guide, Braulio (he told us we could call him Mel Gibson if...

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Apr 20, 2006 - Celestun, Yucatan

We took a trip to Celestun today. It was a nice enough trip and worthwhile if only to get into an airconditioned bus for a few hours. The heat in Merida is cruel. We travelled through a number of small villages on the way to Celestun, which is on the coast of the gulf of Mexico. Our guide spent the other two hours talking about food making us all quite hungry by the time we got there. Celestun is famed for its flamingo colonies. We took a boat down the river (more of a long inlet from the sea really) to see them. They were stunning, so...

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Linda and Donal 2006