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Ría Celestún

Campeche and Yucatán

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About Ría Celestún

Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve.  It is a coastal area that is part of the wetland corridor of the coast of the State of Yucatan. Because it receives groundwater inputs, it h...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Mérida, Yucatán, at 90 Km

  • Airport

    Merida International Airport 'Manuel Crescencio Rejon' - Yucatan
    Campeche International Airport 'Alberto Acuña Ongay' - Campeche

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    By land 90 Km from the city of Merida, Yucatan.

  • Transportation facilities

    Private or rented car, bus service, collective cabs and tour operators.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    On boats, walking, and in motor vehicles.

  • Schedules

    From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Hot and humid.

Ría Celestún in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area, but from November to February you will find the highest concentrations of flaming...
  • Comfortable, cool, long-sleeved outdoor clothing is recommended.

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Services within the PA

Automatic teller machines (ATMs)
Field station of the Protected Area
Handicrafts, sustainable products and souvenirs stores

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Lodging near the PA

Houses for rent

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Fast food
Street food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Car rental
International airport
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Mérida, Yucatán, at 90 Km

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$60.37 MXN Entrance prices per person, per day, as collection of rights.

Senior citizens, pensioned and retired persons, disabled persons, and minors under 12 years of age will be exempt from the payment of fees, whose status will be accredited once they enter the Protected Area, if applicable, with the corresponding valid credential. A 50% discount will be applied to students and teachers with a valid credential, which must be presented upon entering the Protected Area.

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Interesting facts

Ria Celestun is home to the largest population of the Caribbean pink flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).


Colony of flamingos, turtles, crocodiles and Wotoch Ayin crocodile farm. Ojo de agua Baldiosera, petrified forest, artisanal salt pans and b...

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Representative species of PA

American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Mexican Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii), Yucatan Wren (Campylorhynchus yucatanicus), Mexican Shea...

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You can see more representative species of Ría Celestún on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Comply with the administrative rules established in the Protected Area Management Program.
2. Do not disturb wildlife
3. Maximum...

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  • PA office address

    Calle 59-B No. 238 X Av. Zamná, Fracc. Yucalpetén, C.P. 97238, Mérida, Yucatán.

  • Phone

    +52 (999) 938 0708 ext 101 y 113

  • Email


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