Welcome to Celestun

West of Mérida, Celestún is a sleepy sun-scorched fishing village that moves at a turtle’s pace – and that’s the way locals like it. There’s a pretty-enough little square in the town center and some nice beaches, but the real draw is Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún, a wildlife sanctuary abounding in waterfowl, with flamingos the star attraction. It makes a good beach-and-bird day trip from Mérida, and it’s somewhere you can kick back and do nothing for a day or two, especially if you’ve become road weary. Fishing boats dot the appealing white-sand beach that stretches north for kilometers, and afternoon breezes cool the town on most days. Celestún is sheltered by the peninsula’s southward curve, resulting in an abundance of marine life and less violent seas during the season of nortes (winds and rains arriving from the north).

Top Tours & Activities in Celestun

From Mérida: Full-Day Excursion To Celestun Nature Reserve With Boat Ride

Start the day being pick up in your accommodation in Mérida, and enjoy the views of the roads of Yucatán. We'll take you on a day-trip to the amazing Celestun Nature Reserve, where you can observe diverse fauna and flora while learning a bit about the local history. A boat trip is also included.

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5 Days Of Landscapes In White And Pink, Mexico

The Mayan civilization was one of the most advanced and sophisticated cultures of the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of Europeans in America. It flourished during the years 300 to 900 AD and once consisted of about 40 cities in the region comprising southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and northern Belize.

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4 Days Of The Best Of Merida, Mexico

Mérida, Ciudad Blanca, in the year 2017 is for the second time the American Capital of Culture. This will allow you to enjoy free cultural events throughout the year in the parks, theaters and streets of the city.

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4 Days Of Ecotourism In Yucatan, Mexico

In ecotourism you can observe birds, swim in the fresh waters of the mystic Mayan cenotes, practice cave diving, cross the mangroves, attend the Mayan ceremonies, make mountain bike tours, go kayaking and fish , these are some of the activities you can do in the company of your family and spend a different and unforgettable holiday.

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5 Days Of Mayan Wonders In Yucatan, Mexico

Discover the Natural Reserve of Celestún and some of the most interesting Mayan Archaeological Zones in Yucatan

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Language
Spanish
Currency
Mexican Peso
Time Zone
UTC-05:00
Country Phone Code
+52
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