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Come visit and enjoy what Rio Lagartos has to offer:Flamingos,crocodiles and 388 species of birds are just a part of the remarkable flora and
fauna in the "Reserva de la Biosfera Ria Lagartos"
Delicious fresh seafood caught by local fishermen,friendly people and modern comfortable accomodations at the "Hotel Tabasco Rio"add the ingredients to make your visit fun,educational,delicious and relaxing. A list and a link to the
eco-friendly tours offered by experienced local guides,
birdwatchers and fishing
guides are listed below.
The high salinity of the water in the estuary supports
the food supply that the flamingos favor.The shallow
waters in remote areas of the reserve are perfect for
nesting and raising their young.As the distance from the
the opening to the Gulf of mexico increases the salinity increases.This is also the reason for the saltworks
(the salinera at Los Colorados)which has been here for centuries.
Black hawks(above),perigrine falcons, osprey ,great black hawks and caracara are among the many raptors that live in and visit the Rio Lagartos Bio Reserve and can be seen on tours in launches with local guides.Tours by launch in the estuary provide easy access to many species that are otherwise difficult to find.
The Mangroves and the elaborate system of estuaries
in the Bio Reserve are the perfect habitat for the many seabirds that live and visit here. Tiger herons,Boat Billed
Herons,Green herons,Yellow and Black Crowned Night Herons,Woodstorks and the Jabiru are just a few.
See the list of tours available below and follow the link for
more information on the bio reserve.
Two Species of crocodiles are residents in the bio reserve.
The crocodile above is about two meters.
The tours in launches below provide easy and safe access to this remarkable wilderness.
Flamingo Tours-Trips to the feeding grounds
Crocodile Night Trips
Birdwatching by launch and by land
Snorkeling,picnics and shelling
on the Gulf Beaches
Sport fishing on the gulf
For information and reservations for tours,birdwatching and fishing
plus much more information on the bio reserve:
A complete list of the flora and fauna,sea turtles
and many more photos.....