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Biosphere Nature Reserve
Celestun Biosphere Reserve
Ría Celestun is a natural paradise that is located within the Celestún Biosphere Reserve. It is located 95 km southwest of the city of Merida.
Located at the mouth of the most important groundwater basin in Yucatan and within the coastal corridor of wetlands, it is one of the reserves with the greatest richness of species and ecosystems, such as mangroves, dunes, petenes, low jungle and grasslands.
One of the main attractions of the reserve is the observation of migratory birds such as the pink flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber, since it is one of its main resting, feeding and reproduction sites.
The flamingo sighting can be done during the winter season, in the months of December to February. To see them it is necessary to move to the region known as Tambor, during this tour you can visit Birds Island and the water hole.
The plumage of flamingos at birth is white, but they turn pink due to the carotenoids that their food contains, which mainly consist of shrimp and mosquito larvae