Is Celestun worth visiting?
Celestun is gorgeous but the overpriced tour is just not worth the money. Better to simply visit the various areas of Celestun and hang out on the beach. There are flamingos in the Ria areas so you don’t have to pay through the nose to see them.
What is Celestun Biosphere Reserve?
Mexico Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestxfan Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). More than 400 species have been identified in the biosphere reserve, of which many are permanent residents.
How do you get to Celestun Mexico?
You can get to Celestun by rented car, a common way to visit the Yucatan peninsula. The rental prices are low, and they usually include insurance. The drive takes no more than 1 hour30 minutes, and the road is pretty good. BY BUS.
How do you get from Celestun to Merida?
From Merida, it’s about a 90-minute car ride westbound on Highway 281. ud83dude8c Bus from Merida to Celestun: You can take a bus to Celestun from Merida’s Noreste bus terminal on Calle 50 at 67. The bus departs hourly from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm. The cost is $56 pesos each way.
Is Celestun safe?
Is it Safe to Travel to Celestun? Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Mexico; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas.
How do I find flamingos in Celestun?
Yes, you do need to book a tour to see the flamingos in Celestun as since are best viewed by boat. You can take a Celestun flamingo tour from Merida which will include transportation, or book the boat tour once you arrive in Celestun. Click to see the best flamingo tours from Merida.