Las Coloradas pink lakes is the place to go while you are on holidays in the Peninsula of Yucatan! Located at approximately 170 miles/3h30 driving from Cancun or Playa del Carmen, Las Coloradas, known as well as “pink lakes” are lagoons close to the ocean with bright pink color.
Las Coloradas are the place of the production of a daily basic condiment, salt. Salt was extremely important in the Mayan culture for the preservation of the food as well as a nutritional need.
The Biosphere Reserve is located in the eastern tip of the Yucatan coastline. It has a high diversity of flora and fauna due to the different ecosystems that are found there, namely low jungle, savannah and mangroves. From the latter, it should be mentioned that Ría Lagartos has one of the most important and extensive mangroves in Yucatan, whose waters are home to a variety of mollusks, crustaceans and fish.
We have all the sanitary measures to protect your health throughout this amazing journey. Explore with us!
A bottle of water during the tour
Boat Ride and visit to the Reserve Rio Lagartos
Dish to Choose
Las Coloradas Admission
What's Not Included
An optional view point $8 usd per person
Drinks at restaurant with extra cost
Rio Lagartos Nature Reserve Tax ($16 USD PER PERSON)
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
It is important to mention that all our equipment and locations are sanitized constantly everyday. We have all the sanitary measures to offer you a clean and disinfected environment.
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
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
On this day tour you will enjoy nature in our destination Las Coloradas. On the way we'll give you a lunch box. When we reach our first destination, take out your camera and get ready to take many photos in the famous Pink Lagoons, where the pink color of the waters of this place give one of the most magical landscapes that can be seen in the world, perfect for a postcard.
Las Coloradas is the seat of one of the salt flats the most important in the country, you will be able to discover the history, harvests and salt process with a guide native to Las Coloradas.
Admission Ticket Included
Then we will board a boat and take us through the Lagartos River Reserve where you will discover mangroves and different types of birds that inhabit the place, such as the magnificent main flamingos to visit this reserve. Also don't miss the opportunity to take a May bath to exfoliate your skin with natural mud. After covering your skin with mud, you'll take a swim on the beach of Rio Lagartos to remove everything and you'll see the results in a second. Afterwards you can rest a little and enjoy the food in the restaurant Los Negritos where you can choose from the dishes of the main menu.
Admission Ticket Free
Fun day Frank was informative and a nice guy. Enjoyed the Pink lakes and the boat ride. Everything was easy pick up drop off safe and reliable
Pink Lake Excursion plus more
Pink Lake excursion was very good and very interesting. 3 different activities in one (1) day. Pink Lake was interesting with speciality guides for the lakes and provided great information. 2nd activity as the boat ride, which was best part of the trip. Boat captains very informative. Able to see crocodiles in their natural habitat and watch them feed them. Then went and able to see beautiful flamingos in their natural habitat. Amazing. Then went and participated in a Mayan experience by covering ourselves with the natural sun block of mud. Boat captains drove to the coast where we were able to wash off the mud before going to lunch. Note - mud takes a while to get off, so you really need to shower. Last activity a visit to a Crocodile Farm. Great experience. It should be noted that if you get picked up from the Hotel Zone in Cancun, you can expect a 15 hour day. Very long. From Playa del Carmen approx. 12 hour day. Lunch was at a traditional Mexican. Recommend if you want to see the Yachatan area of Mexico.
Great customer but still room for improvement
Great customer service! Pablo and Fred did a great job explaining, translating and making us as comfortable as possible. Despite the rain I had a great time. The restaurant had excellent food and facilities.
I'm giving it 4 stars because there's lots of room for improvement. The van was not clean enough. The box lunch was a bologna and cheese sandwich on white bread. The air on the van was subpar. And we needed to fill up before we hit the road, that should've been done b4 picking us up.
All in all I still enjoyed myself because the staff is A1 and it's all about the people!
It was a Wonderful experience and worth doing
The tour guide Edgar was very good and attentive. The pink Lake very beautiful and worth seeing. The boat ride, the flamingoes, the crocodiles all very enjoyable. My favorite part was the application of the Mayan clay all over ourselves and swimming in the Ocean to remove it. Lunch was excellent too. The reason I’m giving 4 stars and not 5 is because of the length of the trip. The description of the excursion said 12 hours but it was 15 hours. It was a very long day and you spend about 10 hours on the bus. My pick up was from Cancun but we also picked up people from Playa Del Carmen. And we had to drop off the people in Playa Del Carmen first before returning to Cancun. The tour company should better coordinate the drop off at the end of the day so they can get the people to their hotel faster. Also should disclose the actual time of the the trip so people can plan their evening accordingly and not be frustrated sitting on the bus.
The bus driver to the big bus in the morning was very all over the place. The bus ride to the excusion is long. The bus driver back to the hotel was reckless. Not stopping at stop signs, driving fast. Horrible ride back. Then didn't even drop off off to the lobby. Left us as the gate.
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