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Rio Lagartos, Mexico

Río Lagartos is a small fishing village in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. The town lies 42 kilometres north of Tizimín. Mérida is approximately 230 kilometres further. Río Lagartos is located at a lagoon, the Ria Lagartos, which is part of a natural reserve. This makes it an ideal place for birdwatching. This lagoon is part of the Petenes mangroves ecoregion, and the Ria Lagartos has been designated as an internationally recognized Important Bird Area (IBA).

The lagoon is home to Mexico’s largest flamingo colony and hundreds of other bird species. There are also a small number of crocodiles; hence the town’s name, (Alligator River).

Things to see and do

* Bird watching

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Mexican Peso ($)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 39,612 km² (Yucatan) (Yucatan)
Population – 1,960,000 approx (Yucatan)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 52

Port Location – Most cruise ships drop anchor to the east in Cancun or Cozumel, Quintana Roo State.

Transport Links – The major airport in Yucatan State is located at Merida (Rejon) International Airport (IATA: MID). Another point of access to the State might be though Cancun International Airport (IATA: CUN), located at Cancun, Quintana Roo State, to the east of Yucatan State.

Several Noreste buses run daily between Tizimín, Mérida and San to Río Lagartos.

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