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Ría Lagartos

Quintana Roo and Yucatán

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About Ría Lagartos

Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve.  It is located at the intersection where the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea meet. This reserve has become the favorite pl...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Tizimín, Yucatán, at 50 Km.
    Valladolid, Pueblo Mágico, at 100 Km.
    Mérida at 200 Km.
    Cancún at 250 Km.

  • Airport

    Cancun International Airport, Quintana Roo
    Merida International Airport 'Manuel Crescencio Rejon' - Yucatan

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    By land via federal highway 295 Valladolid-Rio Lagartos at kilometer marker 102; Panabá-San Felipe state highway at kilometer marker 32 and ...

  • Transportation facilities

    Public transportation, with terminals located in Tizimín and Mérida. Public transportation service through vans departing from Tizimín. Publ...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Visitors can access the Protected Area localities through the state paved roads.

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

    It is suggested to visit during the day, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Warm humid

    Dry season from February to June, and rainy season from July to January.

Ría Lagartos in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • The whole year is advisable to visit the Protected Area, but in November the nortes (cold fronts) are frequent.
  • Light clothing, short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hat or cap, sun protection accessories (sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.) and light fo...

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Services within the PA

Cell phone signal
Handicrafts, sustainable products and souvenirs stores
Information modules
Interpretive trails

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Lodging near the PA


Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Tizimín, Yucatán, at 50 Km.
Valladolid, Pueblo Mágico, at 100 Km.
Mérida at 200 Km.
Cancún at 250 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 Lagartos, in Yucatan, is one of the preferred nesting sites for the pink flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).


Pink flamingo, crocodile (river and swamp), mangroves, estuary and beaches.

Representative species of PA

American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Jaguar (Panthera onca), Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Mexican Crocodile (Crocodyl...

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

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Respect the signage and zoning of the ANP.
2. Do not extract flora and fauna
3. Do not litter
4. Respect conservation site...

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  • PA office address

    Calle 59-B No. 238 por Av. Zamná, Fraccionamiento Yucalpetén, Edificio 1, Piso 4, C.P. 97238, Mérida, Yucatán.

  • Phone

    +52 (999) 938 0708

  • Email

    Without information

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