Celestun and thousands of Flamingos

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After leaving Merida we rode west to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico at Celustun.

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It is famous for Octopus hunting and the almost 30,000 pink flamingos that flock here. We saw a few birds from the bridge, but hired a boat for an hour tour of the estuary. This got us up close to the flamingos as well as herons, and huge Canadian pelicans.

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We also toured thru the mangrove forest. The town itself has a chain of restaurants along the white sand beach where we had amazing prawns and ceviche.

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MMM the lunch

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Celestun the beach

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