Ría Celestun Biosphere Reserve

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This Reserve is located at the mouth of the largest groundwater basin in Yucatán, in the same area as the ring of cenotes and Ría Lagartos. It is also located within the best conserved coastal wetland corridor in the western part of the Yucatan Peninsula.

This reserve has one of the greatest varieties of species and interdependent ecosystems, namely mangroves, dunes, petenes, low jungle and grassland. Great care has been taken in conserving the natural heritage of this habit in order to protect evolutionary processes.

Birdwatching is one of the main attractions of the reserve as Ría Celestun is one of the main resting, feeding and reproduction sites for a wide variety of migratory species, especially the pink flamingo. 300 bird species have been recorded here, both forest birds such as woodpeckers, hummingbirds, waterfowl and motmots and water birds such as frigates, herons, ducks, among others, as well as the pink flamingo.

The fusion of different terrestrial and aquatic environments provides beautiful scenery with a variety of aquatic species, springs and natural pools, where the lush vegetation creates the perfect setting for recreational activities.

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