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Caribbean´s Flamingo

Flamingos are an unmissable attraction when vacationing in the Riviera Maya, one of the places where you can see these beautiful birds is in the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve.

Sheltering the second largest species of flamingos in the world and largest in the Americas and with an average height of 1.40 meters and a weight of up to 2.8 kilograms.

Rio Lagartos is famous for the 20,000 pink flamingos that arrive between January and September to reproduce, as well as being home to more than 250 different species of birds that visit Río Lagartos making this the best place to observe birds.

Flocks of flamingos can be seen in Rio Lagartos all year round and are known as Caribbean flamingos. In spring at the end of April, they meet by thousands to mate and nest in the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. After the nesting season, they scatter along the coast in search of food. The flocks do not migrate, so it is the residents of the coast who move along the coast. The Reserve is one of its main feeding areas.

This reserve is located almost three hours from Playa del Carmen, stands out among other natural areas and protected by the beauty of exotic pink birds, which, in flocks, give a fantastic contrast to the green tones of the jungle and Warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean.

Rio Lagartos apart from being a house of flamingos, offers other attractions such as the Rio Lagartos National Park that is considered a true jewel for lovers of peace and tranquility, approaching this place you will find tropical forest and real palms, coconut plantations and majestic trees of the ceiba, the symbolic tree of Yucatan, that will remind you of the remains of prehistoric eras when the dinosaurs ruled the world.