DAY 2: Ria Lagartos – Las Coloradas – Valladolid
7:00 a. m.: Breakfast at the hotel.
8:00 a. m.: We leave Valladolid heading to the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve and make a brief stop in the city of Tizimin, in Mayan "place of the tapir", recognized for its traditional fair in honor of the Three Kings. We resume the journey to reach the fishing community village of Rio Lagartos, where we will board a boat to take a tour of the estuary. The Ría Lagartos Reserve, with an area of 60,000 ha, is the favorite place for thousands of flamingos that nest (they lay only one egg a year) and take care of their young. Flamingos are White or grayish at birth, the pink color is provided by the carotenoids present in the mixture of their diet. We will also have the opportunity to see other species of birds and with some luck, some amphibians and reptiles too. Get your camera ready!
We continue to the town of Las Coloradas, where we will visit among dunes and mangroves, the "lagoons" or evaporation ponds of the Salinera de Yucatan, whose colors will make you think of landscapes out of a fantastic dream. The pinkish tones of the water are due to the high concentration of halobacteria and microalgae that live in high salinity waters. The higher the temperature and the salt concentration, the more intense the pink color will be. Time to eat and enjoy a walk on the beach.
Night in Valladolid.