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Deep blue cenotes and bright pink flamingos.

From the deep blue cenotes with their crystal clear waters to a blast of pink flamingos. Descend into the bowels of the earth and admire the abundant vegetation that surrounds each cenote. Take to the coast by boat and be a privileged spectator of the huge flocks of flamingos that cloud up the sky when they fly. Navigate in the silence of the mangroves and let your imagination soar...

The ancient Mayans believed that cenotes were the gates to the underworld. Today these huge natural pools invite you to swim and snorkel in a magical setting: the enormous PN Dzibilchaltún y el X'Batún cenote cerca de Mérida, el  X'keken cenote en Valladolid y el Samulá cenote en Dzitnup.

The coastal corridor of wetlands is particularly fascinating as migratory birds come to nest here in their thousands. This area is also a nesting place for sea turtles. Have your binoculars at the ready to spot the flamencos and 300 other marine and forest species in the Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve, including some endemic species such as the Mexican sheartail hummingbird.

The largest colony of flamingos in the world nest in the mangroves of the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, with more than 43,000 specimens. You can find up to 385 bird species in this natural paradise. End your day's expedition with a Mayan clay bath or experience weightlessness in the salt ponds.

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