Río Lagartos is one of the populations that we find within the Ría Lagartos. One of our favorite places in the Peninsula, a beautiful destination of nature and relaxation.

If you are looking for nature and relaxation, the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve is one of the best areas in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is a very local destination with good services for the traveler. One of those areas that combine great ingredients to offer a delicious menu for the traveler who seeks trips with calm and local flavor.

We recommend you spend several days in the area. Know all the possibilities of the Ría Lagartos, this place is going to captivate you. Starting with its sunsets. In Best Cultural Destinations travel blog, I will explain how to get there, where to stay and of course what to see, and all the Things To Do In Rio Lagartos.


In Río Lagartos and its surroundings, there is much to see and do. We recommend that you stay a minimum night in the area and you can enjoy the place well.

CROCODILES TOUR IN RÍO LAGARTOS AT NIGHT: at night is when the crocodiles are best seen in Río Lagartos. A different vision that nature lovers will like a lot.

SUNSET TOUR IN RÍO LAGARTOS BY BOAT: you can go by boat to the beach to watch the sunset. You can combine it with the complete tour or simply take this sunset tour,

VISIT THE TOWNS NEAR RÍO LAGARTOS: there are two other interesting towns nearby. One is San Felipe, from where they also do tours of the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. The other Las Coloradas, famous for their red salt flats and the pink flamingo that inhabits them.

KNOW THE CHIQUILÁ SPA: just 1 kilometer from the center of Río Lagartos is the Chiquilá spa, where there is a freshwater spring, where the waters flow from the interior to the exterior. This place sheltered by mangroves is ideal to come to eat, bathe in the freshwater spring and walk the interpretive trails. Very local and authentic.

PETÉN MAC PATH: This beautiful path leads you through the mangrove forest to a spring where a crocodile lives. The place is beautiful. Be careful with a wooden plank that is very worn, the place is somewhat neglected. It is located just a kilometer walk along the boardwalk of Río Lagartos, in front of the Chiquilá spa.

PATH PETÉN Tucha: Road to Las Coloradas, at kilometer 09.08, there is an entrance that leads you to a nature trail of 2.5 kilometers. You can observe birds, some other animals like the spider monkey.

You know how we like to discover the local services and people in the community that we believe contribute something different and good to tourism. So after learning about the services of Mototaxi Ávila, we have no choice but to share our experience and recommend these entrepreneurial women.

Take advantage of fresh fish and seafood in the entire area of ​​the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. Do not order a base fillet, ask for the fresh fish of the day, eat octopus, shrimp, ceviche, lobster (there are only seasonal products). There are several restaurants in the town, many on the town boardwalk.

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