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From Cancún: Day Trip to Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

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Activity provider: TRANSLAMEX

From Cancún: Day Trip to Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

Activity provider: TRANSLAMEX
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From US$ 149 US$ 119.20 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.

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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)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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

4.3 /5

based on 35 reviews

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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

Long day, but no souvenir shops, thanks for that. Ek Balam or Cenote in the morning, you have to choose, we wanted Ek Balam, great place, all Ruins allowed to climb on. Pink Lakes are technical and not of much interest, not allowed to take pictures by normal cameras. And very hot near. Rio Lagartos are good boat trip, lots of birds. Lunch was good, drinks not included.

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January 6, 2020

Good day out - very tiring!

A bit too expensive IMO! Also, this is a very long day out with lots to see and do (picked up at 6am and dropped off at 11pm) but I do think it’s worth it. Ek Balam and the pink lakes are both breath taking, and the boat trip was incredible fun. There were 3 tour guides for our large group and all were very helpful. I was a little disappointed as thought I had booked an English tour but other than the guides, I was the only English speaker on the trip in a group of around 40-50 people. My tour was also combined with another tour, which didn’t include Ek Balam. There was a lot of confusion over this and it didn’t seem well organised. It meant we were waiting around for 30+ mins and I was twice almost sent with the other tour when I knew I had paid for Ek Balam! I would urge the tour company to get slightly better organised in this aspect. Other than that, the rest of the day was brilliant. The guides even made sure the seafood restaurant catered for my gluten free and vegetarian diet!

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March 20, 2019

Product ID: 153819