Yucatán
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Our most recommended Yucatán Beach Trips

  • From Mérida: Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve Tour

    1. From Mérida: Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve Tour

    Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Mérida, journey to the amazing Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve to discover a jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula declared a wildlife refuge in 1979. Explore the primary site for pink flamingos wintering in the northern hemisphere and get up close to the magnificent birds in their natural habitat. Look for some of the other 300 species of native and migratory birds, along with reptiles, mammals and different plants. See large colonies of brilliantly colored flamingos feeding in the estuary, and take a boat ride through the mangrove forest that provides food and shelter for shrimp and other creatures. End with a delicious meal at a beach before the return journey to Mérida to get dropped off at your hotel.

    This was an outstanding trip. Our driver and guide Wilbur was excellent. The time for the journey from Merida to Celestun was only about 1 hour and 20 minutes, although we were a little late getting going. The wildlife tour was truly sensational. We saw hundreds of flamingos, many other bird species (our guide pointed out we were especially lucky to see so many), and even two crocodiles. The tour goes through a narrow mangrove forest - quite stunning - insect repellant is important. There is a short hike also and a chance to swim in a spring fed pond. After the wildlife tour, we went to the beach where we had a perfectly reasonable lunch at a restaurant. The beach is very nice and we had plenty of time for a walk and a swim. Mainly due to the wildlife part, this is a great tour. It was pretty expensive compared to other tours we have done in Yucatan but definitely worth it.

  • Cancun & Rivera Maya: Xcaret Plus & Chichen Itzá 2-Day Combo

    2. Cancun & Rivera Maya: Xcaret Plus & Chichen Itzá 2-Day Combo

    Immerse yourself in the history and traditions of Mexico's ancient civilizations with 2 tours to Xcaret Park and the historic Mayan city of Chichén Itzá. Benefit from deluxe transportation on both days and the option to visit each attraction within 15 days. The package combines 2 popular tours in 1: the adventurous "Xcaret Plus Tour" and the cultural "Xichen Itza Deluxe Tour" with some free time and gourmet experiences in the city of Valladolid. Xcaret Plus Tour Experience Mexico's best eco reserve at Xcaret Park and explore the beautiful grounds at your own pace. Seek out some of the extraordinary performances and cultural exhibits, including equestrian shows and the ritual ceremony of the “Voladores.” Swim with dolphins, manatees or sharks (own expense). Benefit from a complimentary buffet lunch and access to the beaches, bays and natural pools. Swim in an underground...

  • Cancun: Full-Day Chichen Itzá and Holbox Island Tour

    3. Cancun: Full-Day Chichen Itzá and Holbox Island Tour

    Your experience begins in the morning, as you depart from Cancun to Chichen Itza to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. As you stroll around the well-preserved ruins at dawn, your guide informs you about the Mayan mythology, philosophy, and cosmology. See the famous ruins from a new perspective, and learn about the mysteries of the temples' acoustics and their architecture - which to date are not fully understood. Leaving Chichen Itza towards Holbox, drop into the mystical place of Real Mayab. This is a peaceful location in which you can enjoy a buffet, find local animals, swim in the pool, or chat with the shaman of the area. Once having departed from there, travel directly to one of the local islands known for its paradisaical landscapes of flora and fauna, Holbox. The island of Holbox sits in the middle of a crystalline sea, as well as a unique sandbar that allows ...

  • Merida: Progreso Tour and El Corchito Ecological Reserve

    4. Merida: Progreso Tour and El Corchito Ecological Reserve

    You can enjoy round trip transport from your accommodation to the tour beginning with your expert guide. The adventure begins with a boat ride through the beautiful mangroves that hide a treasure inside. Hidden from view, you will find the Ecological Reserve "El Corchito", here, you will be greeted by the local wildlife, you will be able to observe it closely and swim in the fresh water sinkholes. Then, you will go to Puerto Progreso, where you can swim in the sea, or take a walk along the boardwalk to enjoy the breeze and the contrast of colors on the horizon. Finally, you will return to your hotel back in Merida.

  • 6-Hour Kiteboarding Lesson at El Cuyo Beach in Yucatan

    5. 6-Hour Kiteboarding Lesson at El Cuyo Beach in Yucatan

    Interested in water sports? Learn how to kitesurf in El Cuyo Yucatan, with this 6-hour course! Use the theory and skills learned in the introductory kiteboarding program to independently fly a 4-line kite. Learn to pilot the kite on land and in the water. During the water instruction, you will learn how to use the power of the kite to speed through the water without the board. Learn relaunching and self-rescue techniques in order to become and independent kiter. If you demonstrate proper control, you will start your piloting skills with the board, board recovery and possibly the "water start" to get on the board!

  • From Merida: Honey and Coconut Eco-Tour

    6. From Merida: Honey and Coconut Eco-Tour

    To start the day, try the delicious Huevos Motuleños at Doña Evelia in Motul's local market. Afterwards, travel to Sinanché Town to learn about beekeeping in Yucatan and the different types of species found in the region, as well as the importance of bees for the environment. You’ll also learn about the honey-production process, taste different varieties according to the type of pollinated plant, and participate in a workshop to create a handmade candle based on products derived from honey. Head then to San Crisanto, a coastal town where the ejido (community-based organization) produces salt and copra on common land, making it a unique tropical landscape primed for exploration. Hop aboard a boat that will take you through the mangrove swamp to an Ojo de Agua (freshwater source); during this beautiful experience, appreciate the diversity and richness of the local flor...

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What people are saying about Yucatán

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

This was an outstanding trip. Our driver and guide Wilbur was excellent. The time for the journey from Merida to Celestun was only about 1 hour and 20 minutes, although we were a little late getting going. The wildlife tour was truly sensational. We saw hundreds of flamingos, many other bird species (our guide pointed out we were especially lucky to see so many), and even two crocodiles. The tour goes through a narrow mangrove forest - quite stunning - insect repellant is important. There is a short hike also and a chance to swim in a spring fed pond. After the wildlife tour, we went to the beach where we had a perfectly reasonable lunch at a restaurant. The beach is very nice and we had plenty of time for a walk and a swim. Mainly due to the wildlife part, this is a great tour. It was pretty expensive compared to other tours we have done in Yucatan but definitely worth it.

Guil was our driver and guide for this tour. We were picked up at our designated location on time and a total of 6 passengers were in the van. Guil explained what the day would entail then he drove to Celestun. After a bano stop, we boarded a boat to explore the rio, see flamingos, glide through a mangrove tunnel, see a nearby cenote and enjoy many varieties of shore birds. After the boat ride, a short drive brought us to a very nice restaurant at the Celestun shore for lunch. Time allowed for a nice walk on the beach before boarding the van for the return to Merida. Guil was like having a personal naturalist as a guide. Very knowledgeable, versed in English and an excellent driver. The van was comfortable and clean. Highly recommend this tour.

The guide was very knowledgeable and approachable, setting people at ease of the start. The gentleman who drove the boat through the waters had an excellent knowledge of birds, which also made the afternoon great. The mangroves were the best. I wish there was a tour that took you into them in the evening hours, and then cut the engine on the boat. That would reveal some wildlife! Of course, the flamingos were stunning.

I really enjoyed this tour, everything went as I expected from the itinerary.

Very beautiful place, full of sporting activities to do. For all ages.