Pink Flamingo's

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artist impression of the reserve

Rio Lagartos lies on the water, bit the sea starts further out, outside a row of dunes.
Just outside Rio Lagartos the salt lake is protected and starts a nature reserve.

Now, this is a reason to start showing people around, to show them the beautiful and rare birds.
We have a private boat, without a roof to make more speed, and we go of into the reserv, taking over another slower boat.

We come at a stork first. In his enthousiasm, the guide tries to get us close, the bird flies off leaving no bird for the next boat.
Guides are best friends, but this behaviour is common among them. (Even on another trip in the Sumidero cañon there happened the same)

We see a lot of birds, our guide tries to attract fishing-eagles.

Pelican to tower... requesting fly-by
They come but they are lazy/well fed because they don't come all the time.
Cormorants are sitting on poles, we see a pink spoonbill and lots of other birds we only can see in zoo's

The end of the first part is at a lake with extra salt water. I go in and can't sink. (in fact I went in to hasty and got some water on my mouth, right nostril and right eye. That hurts. It feels I will never have to blow the right part of my nose again!)

And there is mud. This must be healing mud, everybody (that is me in our group) is putting it on. It might be healing, but it doesn't help against the sun, but it's fun (for others).

The mud gets washed of at a cenote. The water is sweet and cool, lots of locals swim there.

After the bath we return at the restaurant where we say goodbye.

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artist impression of the reserve
artist impression of the reserve
Pelican to tower... requesting fly…
Pelican to tower... requesting fl…
Cormorants garding the reserve
Cormorants garding the reserve
Speedy Gonzalez, the fastest boat …
Speedy Gonzalez, the fastest boat…
Eagle
Eagle
Eagles
Eagles
Bittern (roerdomp) called a tiger …
Bittern (roerdomp) called a tiger…
Pink spoonbill
Pink spoonbill
The promised flamingos
The promised flamingo's
Look, Flamingos
Look, Flamingo's
Other party claying in the sun
Other party claying in the sun
a Salty dog!
a Salty dog!
Clay-pit
Clay-pit
It helps against lice, fleas and t…
It helps against lice, fleas and …
the cenote is behind the wall
the cenote is behind the wall
The guide throws a fish into the …
Rio Lagartos, crossing the bridge
Rio Lagartos Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Meeting point
Unique starting point of expeditions into the nature reserve. Don't go there on an empty stomach, as the restaurant is serving a small variety of sim… read entire review
Rio Lagartos
photo by: huibdos