Full-Day Tour to Las Coloradas Pink Paradise in Yucatan and Rio Lagartos.

Cancun, Mexico
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From USD 116.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Enter a surreal world on this trip to the Las Coloradas pink lake and Ría Lagartos biosphere reserve, where you’ll watch clouds of flamingos flocking to feed. Capture gorgeous photos by the lake and learn how salt is made, then enjoy a boat ride through the nature reserve, a mud bath and a buffet lunch. Your tour includes transfers from select hotels, but a small nature reserve tax is payable.
  • Ride a boat through the mangroves of the Ría Lagartos nature reserve
  • Photograph pink lakes, pink flamingos, plus crocodiles and more
  • Unwind with an exfoliating mud bath using mud from the salt lakes
  • Stay fueled with a hearty buffet lunch at Los Negritos restaurant

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Las Coloradas Admission
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 Hours Boat ride at Rio Lagartos
  • A bottle of water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Rio Lagartos Nature Reserve Tax ($17 USD PER PERSON)
  • Optional viewpoint $8 usd per person

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:30 am

Pickup details

If your hotel is not in the previous list please let us know in which hotel are you staying so a representative of our company can contact you to indicate the correct place and time of your pickup. We ask you to indicate the hotel where you are staying in the special requirements box and also with your email. This service has only one schedule, between 6:30 am to 7:45 am. The schedules vary according to the hotel, our representative will indicate the exact schedule via mail or via text message. Every service and every part of the tour is directly operated by our staff. This is why we’re able to guarantee an excellent and high quality service. Most of the web pages you see are simply selling tours as a middle-man, providing little to no guarantee of quality, safety or assurance. Here, you buy directly from the tour operator.

What To Expect

Las Coloradas

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Rio Lagartos

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Restaurante Los Negritos

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Operated by Holbox and Bacalar Tour

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Great tour guide professional. Enjoyable and great trip. I felt comfortable and safe. I highly recommend this to others


9 reviews
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Excellent tour
Prasanna_E, Mar 2023
Although the tour included a very long bus ride, we throughly enjoyed the pink lakes. Food was good and guides were very professional
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello! We are glad to hear that your tour was excellent and that you enjoyed the beautiful destination. We look forward to seeing you again for other wonderful experiences in the Mexican Caribbean. Thank you for your preference. Have a great day!
When they were good they were very, very good and when they were bad......
Gillian_E, Nov 2022
This trip had an excellent range of acivities. The lake is genuinely pink, no filters needed, the boat trip was lovely and a great chance to spot the local wildlife, the crocodile farm was very interesting and the crocodiles and black headed vultures very sweet. Our guide Arturo was professional and informative and managed to convey everything to the party in at least four different languages that i heard. Most impressive. So given all this why only 3 stars you ask? Two main issues (one easily solved by taking a few snacks) and the other very major indeed. As a vegetarian, being given a ham sandwich for my lunch box was not great and there doesn't seem to be any way to request another option. There was a salad option for lunch but i found it too salty to eat (apparently the chicken dish was okay). So, if you are picky take your own snacks. However, then there is the thing we could do nothing about and which did its best to ruin our day. Our bus was full and as our connectiin arrived late we were in the back seats. These seats are probably fine for kids up to age 10 but they are not big enough for adults. The four of us in the row couldnt all lean back at once because our shoulders would not fit. My husband and i both ended sitting on sharp edges at the sides of the seats and i still feel bruised today (i have never had trouble fitting in a seat before and luckily everyone else in our row was slender). We were stuck thigh to thigh, literally couldn't move and after three hours felt hideously claustrephobic. I suggest the people arranging these trips get put four across in the back of this bus and driven round for a total of six hours like we were. Most physically uncomfortabke bus ride i have ever been on.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Gillian! We are glad you left us your comment, it is important for us to know why you gave us a 3 in rating and improve our service if possible. We do not offer different options in our breakfast box lunch, however, it is important that you write us on the platform if you have any special request, that way we will look for a way to help you or you can prevent this kind of situations by bringing the snacks you consider for the trip. The second point you mention unfortunately is out of our control, this is a shared service, we try to give the best seats to all our customers, but they are occupied as they arrive. On the other hand we are glad to know that you enjoyed the spectacular site of las coloradas and rio lagartos, this is a wonderful place, we will take all your comments in order to improve our services and try to avoid this kind of situations. Thank you so much and we hope that you visit us soon!
Should be a nature river tour with salt pond.
Leigh_S, Nov 2022
The pink lakes are nothing but a salt pond. There is only one. It is not very pretty. you want to take it at very special angles to get any beauty. However the boat ride associated with the pink Lakes tour is incredible. Seeing lots of nature and wildlife. Seeing the flamingos, crocodiles, eagles, other birds was awesome. The lunch was fantastic.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Leigh! We are glad you enjoyed this amazing tour, our first priority is that you had an amazing day and your feedback helps us to achieve a high quality service. Las Coloradas is a town dedicated to the salt industry, this site since its beginnings had a high concentration of microorganisms and salt that give the pink tone that has the lake of this town, it is important that being a natural phenomenon its visual appearance varies according to different factors, such as weather, season, among other things. We invite you to check out our other tours, where you can get a variety of activities to enjoy according to your interests throughout the Mexican Caribbean. We hope to see you soon again!
Not worth it
ADESOLA_O, Oct 2022
Wish I could have skipped this tour especially with spending around 6 hours to get to the las Coloradas and almost 5 hours to get back to Cancun after all the activities makes it not worth it. The pink lake was also quite underwhelming and the boat tour and mud bath were just okay.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello, thank you so much for sharing your comments. This is one of the most popular tours around the Yucatan's peninsula, this is the perfect place to visit the nature reserve and meet the different animals that live in this area and get the perfect picture that the coloradas have for you. We invite you to check out our other tours, where you can get a variety of activities to enjoy according to your interests and schedules throughout the Mexican Caribbean. We hope to see you soon again!
Great trip
SARA_B, Dec 2021
Great tour guide professional. Enjoyable and great trip. I felt comfortable and safe. I highly recommend this to others
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hello Sara, it is very pleasing to know that you were happy with your activities and above all that they made you feel comfortable and safe, that is one of our main goals, we hope to see you again with us. happy holidays
This was an amazing day...
devitos13, Oct 2021
This was an amazing day trip! Very well coordinated and many stops and things to do! Totally worth it! Nonstop but beautiful . We did las coloradas, breathtaking pink salt lakes and then we did Rio Lagartos where we saw crocs, flamingos, pelicans, all right next to our boat. We also had a Mayan mud bath and beach time and the lunch was delicious! Only downside was the ride there cause it took forever from Cancun but it is what it is, that is the time it takes. This was totally worth it and the guides so nice and knowledgeable and very helpful. Best tour we did!!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Woauu very interesting your comments !! Thank you for giving us your confidence for this tour that we hope has been very memorable for you. Thank you for your comments and do not hesitate to contact us in one of our services. Kind regards
Ein rosarotes Naturerlebnis
RUDOLF_R, Mar 2023
Ein riesiges Naturerlebnis mit abenteuerlichen Eindrücken. Wildlebende Krokodile, Flamingos und Pelikane. Herrliche Wasserfarben. Ein unvergesslicher Ausflug, der unbedingt weiterzuempfehlen ist.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hallo Rudolf, es freut uns zu hören, dass es ein unvergesslicher Ausflug war. Wir freuen uns darauf, Sie für weitere wunderbare Erlebnisse in der mexikanischen Karibik wiederzusehen. Vielen Dank für Ihre Präferenz. Einen schönen Tag noch
Lugares espectaculares...
CRISTINA_G, Jan 2022
Lugares espectaculares pero muchísimos kilómetros Salimos del hotel a las 7:30 y regresamos a las 23:00 Los guías dieron muy pocas explicaciones se limitaron a controlar y cobrar las tasas
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Buen día Cristi, es un gusto saludarte y leer tu comentario. Nos alegra que disfrutarás del tour. Gracias por tu retroalimentación, nos ayuda mucho a saber que puntos son los que debemos mejorar para poder brindarles el mejor servicio, y así, darles una mejor experiencia. Esperamos que vuelvas pronto, saludos.

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