Day trip

From Cancún: Day Trip to Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

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39 reviews

Activity provider: TRANSLAMEX

From Cancún: Day Trip to Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

Activity provider: TRANSLAMEX

From US$ 149 per person

See the amazing pink lakes of Las Coloradas on a day trip from Cancún. Get back to nature in the mangrove forests of the Rio Lagartos biosphere reserve and more.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
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Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Visit the pink salt lakes of Las Coloradas
  • Get back to nature in the Rio Lagartos biosphere reserve
  • Sit down to a delicious fresh seafood lunch
Full description

Discover the very best of nature, history and culture on an incredible day trip from Cancún. See the extraordinary pink lakes of Las Coloradas and marvel at the rosy glow against the blue sky. Keep a look out for resident birdlife, including beautiful flamingos. Get back to nature in the mangrove forests of the Rio Lagartos biosphere reserve. Travel by boat through the mangroves looking for birds and crocodiles. Hope to catch the amazing spectacle of flamingos running on water, then enjoy a delicious seafood lunch of the freshest ingredients you've ever had.

  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation
  • Boxed breakfast/lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Seafood lunch
  • Guided tour of Las Coloradas and Rio Lagartos
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • 16 natural park entry fee per person (cash)
  • The Ek Balam Ruins is not included in this tour
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Credit card
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Beachwear
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Waterproof shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable beachwear and waterproof closed-toe shoes
  • Bring an extra set of clothes, a bathing suit and a towel
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent should be 100% biodegradable
  • Bring a credit or debit card and some cash to pay for any service not mentioned as included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 39 reviews

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150usd is really overpriced since one girl get the package at half of the price from the street another guy also get a cheaper package from other website. Good thing is we did go around in a van in a smaller (24 pax) group but I was really hoping for 12-pax group with the price I was paying. Anyway, for this trip, smaller group is really recommended because at the pink lake we will need to take turn to go up the viewing tower and also to take picture with crocodiles at the crocodile farm. We were split into groups of six on the boats at the Biosphere Reserve so group size doesn't really matter for this activity. Las Coloradas lake was really pink! The pink will be more striking in sunny day. However, we took the basic package which allow us to access to only one lake. There are 15 pink lakes altogether but we will need to buy the safari package to enjoy (take picture between two pink lakes) them, which of course is impossible due to the time limitation of the tour.

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November 30, 2022

The trip was well planned and was a lot of fun. However, we didn't go with a small group (as it says in the description) but with a full coach. The visit to the lake and the boat trip were very good and there was enough time to look around and take photos. The lunch was very tasty but the drinks all had to be paid for by yourself. Everyone was only given a small bottle of water throughout the trip. Finally we were on a crocodile farm instead of the advertised Mayan ruins. There you could take pictures with crocodiles of any size. However, the natural habitat of the animals was not taken into account. In the end the excursion was very exciting and we saw everything we wanted to see. The only major point of criticism is the number of participants, as we specifically looked for a smaller group.

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April 12, 2022

A DREAM! We did so much in one day it felt like three! Unfortunately, the time in Las Colaadas was very limited, which the guide attributes to the extremely hot weather. Although it wasn't listed in our booking, we went from there to a lagoon tour in the middle of the Mexican jungle and then we were able to swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Finally we drove to Ek Balsam and were able to climb the old ruins. All in all a great day! Our guide Celso was very helpful and always responded to extra requests to make everyone happy :)

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March 19, 2020

Product ID: 153819