Celestun, México - Celestún Map
A port full of mystery, where some of the most exotic species of Yucatán exist side by side. Pink flamingos give a spectacular show as they fly just overhead. The estuary is their natural breeding ground after long flights along the eastern coast. Visitors can also beat the heat by taking a dip in the sweet, fresh-water coming up from the “ojos de agua,” literally eyes of water, hidden among the natural tunnels of the estuary formed among the mangroves. These can be reached by boats driven by the locals, whose trips are invariably embellished by stories as interwoven as their fishing nets.
Nothing surpasses the trip down the estuary to its spectacular rendezvous with the sea, but not before paying a visit to the “Tampetén” or Petrified Forest. In the heart of the town, a beach of unequalled beauty and an exquisite variety of fresh fish and shellfish are the perfect excuse for spending another day in Celestún.
The town can easily reached by bus and has nice apartments, hotels and restaurants.