Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

(16 customer reviews)

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore iconic Las Coloradas pink lakes and Rio Lagartos National Park privately. Enjoy boat ride & bird watching. Unforgettable tour!

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with private air-conditioned transportation
  • Experienced certified private guide
  • Boat tour at Rio Lagartos
  • Entrance fee at Las Coloradas
  • National park bracelet
  • Cool drinks in the van (waters, soda)  and snacks
  • 1h free time for lunch at the restaurant of your choice in Rio Lagartos, Temozon or Valladolid.


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Las Coloradas Pink Lakes & Rio Lagartos Private Tour

If you love nature and are interested in viewing unique Mexican wildlife, then your group won’t want to miss the chance to go on our all-inclusive Las Coloradas pink lakes – Rio Lagartos Tour. This small fishing village’s name is translated as “Alligator River”, although its famous lagoon is actually home to a lot of diverse wild life.

Private Boat Wildlife Viewing!

Our private guided tour, which is ideal for families, will take you to the northern shores of the Yucatán Peninsula to explore the area’s most popular attraction, the Rio Lagartos Nature Reserve. This area is full of diverse wildlife. Once we reach the beautiful lagoon, your professional guide will take you out for a private boat tour of the area. While you boat around the lagoon, you’ll be able to go birdwatching and see beautiful birds like pink flamingos, herons, pelicans, eagles, frigate birds, and geese. You may even see as few crocodiles if you are lucky!

Las Coloradas : Vibrant Pink Lagoon and Salt Factory!

After the boat ride, we will head to Las Coloradas, where seawater has been transformed into salt for decades. This region houses Mexico’s second-largest salt factory. Keep your camera handy to capture the stunning pink lagoon water, a sight that must be seen to be believed.
The lagoon’s pink hue varies due to sunlight and salt production processes, making each visit unique. However, swimming is strictly prohibited due to skin sensitivity.

Satisfy Your Appetite!

After your Rio Lagartos adventure, when hunger calls, your guide will escort you to a nearby restaurant located in the quaint town of Rio Lagartos. Here, you can relish a lunch of fresh fish. Alternatively, you have the option to visit a delightful small village where you can savor traditional meat or smoked meat delicacies. If you prefer, you can also choose to have your lunch in the charming colonial city of Valladolid – the decision is entirely yours!

Let’s go on an Absolute Adventure, choose our Las Coloradas Rio Lagartos Tour!

General info

  • Private Tour: Only you, the guide and the driver, nobody else!
  • Duration: 11/12 hours
  • Physicality: Easy
  • Age: All ages

Price includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with private air-conditioned transportation (Booster car seat and baby car seat available on request)
  • Toll road if applicable from your hotel
  • Experienced certified private guide
  • Private Boat tour at Rio Lagartos
  • Entrance fee at Las Coloradas
  • National park bracelet
  • Cool drinks in the van (waters, soda) and snacks

Price excludes

  • Lunch: You’ll have a one-hour free time slot for lunch in Rio Lagartos, Temozon or Valladolid. Our guide can recommend some restaurants for you to consider during that time.
  • Tips


Our tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic and heat on the sites.

06:00am: Private transportation from your hotel to Rio Lagartos
08:30am – 10:30am: Private boat tour
11:00pm – 01:00pm: Las Coloradas
01:00pm – 03:00pm: Transport to restaurant and lunch
03:00pm – 05:30pm: Transportation to your hotel

Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit and beach towel
  • Sandales or flip flops
  • Hat or cap and sunglasses
  • lightweight wind jacket for the boat
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera/Underwater camera
  • Cash for souvenirs/tips

You can bring personal belongings you require during the tour (phone, camera, extra set of clothes…). While you are visiting or snorkeling you can leave the things you don’t need in the van. Our driver will always be in the van, so keeping your things safe!

16 reviews for Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

  1. Sissi

    We had a really nice day at Las Coloradas with Claire. We took lots of pretty pictures. The lake was super pink, and we saw many pink flamingos during our boat ride. It was a fun and beautiful trip.

  2. Joe

    Their service was truly professional, and our tour guide was both knowledgeable and enjoyable, making it highly recommended. We’ll certainly choose them again for our next Mexico trip!

  3. Shirley

    A remarkable day with Chris at Rio Lagartos! Captivating bird sightings, mesmerizing fish feeding, and fantastic photos. The pink lakes of Las Coloradas were otherworldly, and the grilled meat and tortilla lunch was a flavorful finale.

  4. Todd

    Our tour to Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas was interesting. Birds and crocodiles in lagoon! Pink lakes pretty. Thank you for the great day!

  5. Melissa

    Our day trip to Las Coloradas with Arturo was fantastic, and we managed to capture a lot of beautiful pictures. Arturo made the experience even more enjoyable with his expertise and insights. Highly recommended !

  6. Graham

    We got to see many flamingos in their natural habitat with a lots of different pinks! After the boat tour, we headed to Las coloradas, the pink lakes.The lunch we were served was very tasty and the portions were huge!

  7. Pavla

    Professional service, Well educated and fun tour guide, hilgly recommended. Will definitely use them again on our next trip to Mexico!

  8. Adrian

    Wonderful day at Rio Lagartos with Claire and Ervin. We saw a lot of birds and the captain fed them with fishes so we got some fantastic photos. Then we went to Las Coloradas for great shots of the pink lakes. We finished with a delicious lunch, grilled meat with tortillas.

  9. Brooke

    The drive was interesting as we passed trough some small villages and our tour guide was very knowledgable and respectful of the culture and the land. Our captain found a horse shoe crab and explained to us that it was one of the oldest living crustations, he pointed out many bird species and some crocodile.

  10. Alistair

    My Husband and i went on the Rio Lagartos tour and loved every minute of it!! Its a long day though. Once we arrived we got into a small boat and headed out to see the Flamingos. We saw many different types of birds and even got to see a crocodiles in the water! Recommend a camera to get the best shots. Then we went to Las Coloradas, what a unique place!

  11. Kathleen

    We went to Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas and it was a great day! Pink lakes were beautiful! We have never been on private tours before but we feel it was 100% worth the extra price and excellent value for money. I highly recommend this company!

  12. Barbara

    We saw not only flamingos but numerous species of birds fish and crocodiles. Chino was our guide, he was very knowledgeable of the local flora and fauna. We learnt a lot about this beautiful place.

  13. Courtney

    Our guide and driver Juan Jose and Ervin, arrived on time to pick us up and they were very knowledgeable and friendly. They made the trip exciting, fun and stress free looking after us as we Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas. Cold drinks (and beer) plus snacks helped the travel go that much quicker, when driving the long distances. Can’t beat the professional service, and great not to be in a large group, a tour just for the 2 of us, making it a much more personal experience.

  14. Tim

    Both company and guides are great. Our guide, Juan Jose, was the best I have ever had. He was knowledgeable and fun. This day exceeded our expectations, thank you!

  15. Ziva

    Arturo was amazing. Him and our driver (I apologize for not recalling his name at this time) were fantastic. We went to a small town to see this beautiful pink lagoon. It was glorious. A beautiful boat ride and even more awesome food that we ended up with for lunch. It was absolutely gorgeous for bird watchers and unique oddity seekers alike.

  16. Mary

    Can’t recommend Arturo from Absolute Adventure enough. Rio Lagartos is a beautiful lagoon and we had a great boat trip with a very friendly captain. Thanks for such a nice moment!

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