Day trip

From Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip & Lunch

4.4 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
Day trip

From Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip & Lunch

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
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From US$ 111.75 US$ 89.40 per person

Ride a boat through the canals of Rio Lagartos and hop into a clay bath on this all-day tour from Cancún. Enjoy local seafood for lunch, see herons, eagles, and cormorants, and marvel at pink water.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. We do pickup service on most of the hotels of the area. Please contact us with your hotel´s name to assign a meeting point.


  • Explore paradisiac Rio Lagartos
  • Experience Nature upclose
  • Walk on the pristine sand of Coloradas area
  • Wild animal observation
Full description

Rio Lagartos is a small fishing village in a Nature Reserve; one of the natural treasures of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Here we can enjoy a boat tour through its water canals surrounded by mangroves, where you can observe a variety of species of birds such as pink flamingos, herons, eagles, seagulls, pelicans, and cormorants. During the tour, we pass under the bridge of Las Coloradas to get to the salt deposits where we see different bodies of water involved in this process, some of which an eye-catching pink. Following, we will rejoice in the Mayan Bath, covering the body in nutrient-rich clay. Next, we’ll be heading to an unspoiled beach to remove the clay in the crystal water, where we will enjoy ourselves with the tasty local fish-and-shellfish-based food.

  • Bilingual guided tour
  • Boat ride to Rio Lagartos
  • Mayan bath with Coloradas sand
  • Free time at virgin beach
  • Meal options: fish, chicken and vegetarian.
  • Nature reserve fee $30 USD per person (has to be paid in cash when boarding)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with food allergies
  • People over 331 lbs (150 kg)
  • People over 70 years
  • People with insect allergies

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The Coloradas pink color fades depending on weather
  • This activity is only suitable for children over 5
  • Participants should be able to walk on uneven terrain
  • This tour is not recommended for those with muscular or joint problems
  • Please consult your physician if you suffer from motion sickness and ask for a preventive pill
  • There is a $30 USD tax per person that must be paid in cash when boarding
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

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Everything was great about this trip. Transportation, food and the places were awesome. The boat driver at Rio Lagartos was exceptional, he took time to show us the crocodiles, birds and other places. Mayan bath was a fun experience. Highly recommend this trip! Just remember the pink color will be visible only in the sunlight, so pick a date when it is sunny at Los Colarados

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February 23, 2023

I find the trip was organised smoothly, we got picked up on time even the bus arrived a bit early. Booking process is easy too. The driver and guide looked after us, it was quite a heavy shower on the way back but driver was very careful on road. Thanks guys!

February 11, 2023

Took a lot of time to pick everyone and then completely disregarded that the color of the pink lake is dependant on the weather and should've planned accordingly. The food could've been better. But other than that the service was good. The guide was very friendly and accommodating. Also, they have always kept in touch via Whatsapp since I booked the tour which was excellent!

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January 3, 2023

Product ID: 414347