🏨 Discover the FABULOUS PINK WATERS at the Caribean (Las Coloradas+Río Lagartos) Activity - Travel Guide

Discover the FABULOUS PINK WATERS at the Caribean (Las Coloradas+Río Lagartos)

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31 reviews   (3.71)

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Departs: Cancun, Cancun

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Get ready to embark on a journey that will take you to locations of other times and what seems like another world.
Discover the unrivaled pink tone of Lake Las Coloradas and the perfect contrast that the Lagartos River gives you with the beautiful flamingos on this day trip. We'll pick you up from your hotel door.
Las Coloradas its spectacular pink color is due to its high concentration of salt, microorganisms, and the sun. The intensity of the color varies depending on the position of the sun's rays, allowing us to admire a range of colors ranging from yellow and orange to pink that characterizes it.
We will continue the boat path to the Rio Lagartos, where you can do a clay scrub, walk through the mangroves and see up close the fabulous flamingos that are there.
Don't hesitate any longer, come and discover the most wonderful tourist places of Yucatan on the same day, Rio Lagartos and the wonderful pink lake of Las Coloradas.

What's Included

2 Hours Boat Ride to Rio Lagartos Reserve: visit to the flamingos, birds, mangroves and crocodiles.

Air-conditioned vehicle

Box Lunch: Sandwich, fruit, juice and cookie.

Dish to choose at restaurant

Native Guide in Las Coloradas

Visit to Las Coloradas and Salt Harvests

What's Not Included

Optional Viewpoint $8 USD per person

At the restaurant

Federal tax of $16 USD per person

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Las Coloradas
It's time to enjoy the nature of the Mexican Caribbean with this day trip where we will travel to Las Coloradas a small fishing village, that provides one of the most amazing landscapes you can see on our planet. When the salt starts to concentrate you will see that the water takes coppery tones and later, when almost all the water has evaporated, it takes a tone like strawberry pink which is quite impressive.

Pick up from your Hotel to Las Coloradas (3-4 hrs transportation route). 1 Hour tour to Las Coloradas and Salt Harvests with a native and certified Guide.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Rio Lagartos
After capturing this incredible landscape, you will know more aboard a boat and where you will travel through the reservation of Río Lagartos, one of the attractions it has are flamingos that come to feed and nest in the Biosphere, and that offers a beautiful spectacle when they arrive in large flocks painting the sky pink.

Two and a half hour boat ride through the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. We will visit the exotic flora and fauna, flamingos, birds, mangroves and the natural habitat of the crocodiles.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


AnneMarie_B, 11-08-2022
The whole tour was stunning. Definitely worth while. Guide was client centric and very welcoming. Pink waters, crocodiles and flamingos, boat trip to Rio Lagartos, lunch in a local restaurant, the journey was more than interesting. Just make sure the weather is sunny to see the pink waters (if cloudy or rainy, the waters turn to grey).
It was really...
Gordon_G, 26-06-2022
It was really interesting. Really pretty, although we've heard that it's more pink at other times .But we could still see some pink. That was good enough.
It is good experience ....
Vandnakpatel, 07-11-2022
It is good experience . If u have some more option for vegetarians food will appreciated. Spend too much time in town when they drop off
Amazing Experience
Mark_M, 28-09-2022
This tour was absolutely amazing! Had lots of fun and new experiences. The driver Julio and the guide Frank was there for the whole team and made the trip totally unforgettable. I can only recommend them.
Not sure it’s worth it. But I looked good in the picture!
MinSharon_L, 07-01-2022
Not sure it’s worth the drive. We left 5::30 AM and got back 10:00PM. It’s smaller than I thought. BluH….
Mixed bag.
Linda_K, 23-08-2022
This trip was kind of a mixed bag experience. There was some good and bad to it. It is not a trip I would repeat.

We were picked up pretty early which I understand since it is a long drive. We were given a standard bagged breakfast of ham and cheese sandwich, apple, granola bar, and fruit juice which was okay. Then we sat on the bus while the driver and the tour guide got off and ate breakfast themselves at a cafe while we waited. I thought this was very unprofessional.

It turns out the pink lagoon is a business. It is a natural salt manufacturing plant that, yes, is located in a biosphere but the advertising of it seems misleading. You pay to see a salt plant. It is more of a pink pit not a lagoon. This was very disappointing.

They do take you on a boat ride which is nice since you do get to see flamingoes in their natural environment which is pretty awesome and this part of the experience was wonderful. 5 stars for this.

The lunch at the restaurant was also 5 stars. Some of the best seafood I have had.

The alligator farm was "okay". Pretty much like most alligators farms you go to. Neither extremely bad nor outstanding.

I wish there would have been a little more talk about the biosphere. They did talk a bit about how the lagoon got its pink color. I would have liked a little more history about the salt gathering before some rich guy took it over.

A very interesting experience
Kamal_M, 17-05-2022
A very interesting experience. The pink lake is scenic but just a photo opp. You can pay the tax is Pesos which is $300 MXP per person. The boat trip through Rio Lagartos was the majority of the trip where we saw crocodiles and walked through mud to see flamingos. This was the exciting part of the trip. After a stop at a resturant to have some lunch, the last part of the excursion was to a crocodile farm which wasn't specifically mentioned when we booked. People were allowed to hold small crocodiles and feed the larger ones as well as take pics. However we were wondering about the morality of doing so and welfare of crocs in the enclosure. The guides said very little and were more like shaparones than infirmative tour guides. The worst thing about the trip was the long journey in a cramped bus. The mini bus was too small for so many people on such a long journey. We travelled over 4 hours non stop back to our hotels others were still on the bus fir a further 2 hours. The driver could have taken comfort breaks along the way even if it was for 10 minutes. Overall the experience was great but the way the tour is run could be improved to be more comfortable for the participants.