Last tour before leaving Progreso

Trip Start Feb 14, 2006
Trip End Feb 28, 2006

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Located approximately 100 kilometers southwest of Merida, Celestun is a quaint fishing village where the infrastructure is very basic. Celestun is famous not only for its seafood restaurants, but also for its beautiful flamingo colonies and the fresh water springs where the water is so clear you can see right to the bottom of the 10-foot deep pools.

The only way to see the flamingos is to rent a boat (and guide) to take us up the river. It is rather expensive and we were happy to see three German tourists who had the same idea. We split the cost five ways and went to see the beautiful birds. What a sight! We also caught a glimpse of a young crocodile sunning himself on the base of one of the bridges pillars.

After our boat tour, we decided to go down to the beach to get some lunch. I wanted some shrimp but I reckon I didn't make myself very clear. What I got was a delicious whitefish filet stuffed with shrimp, octopus, crab and raisins. I could also taste the cinnamon and cumin...mmmm! It wasn't what I expected, but it sure was good!
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