If natural landscapes are your thing and you are eager to find hundreds of unique places to visit in the Mexican country, you will undoubtedly love Las Coloradas. This small secluded place in the municipality of Río Lagartos will surprise you.
Las Coloradas Yucatan
This beautiful place is located in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula, a true paradise with dense vegetation, mangroves and virgin beaches. It has only 1,000 inhabitants, which makes it a place with little traffic beyond the tourists who come to see this beautiful landscape.
The town is basically dedicated to the salt industry, being one of the most important points of wells and processing plants in the country, although it also bases its commerce on fishing and increasingly on tourism. Due to the phenomenon that occurs in its lagoons, the waters leave an amazing pink and red color worthy of seeing in first person (in addition to taking the occasional photograph that makes it increasingly popular).
The beach of the coloradas
This beach has acquired its fame thanks to social networks, in which photographs, videos and poses are uploaded on this unique beach that is not found in many places on the planet. Its color is due to the high content of halobacteria and the salinity of the water, which causes it to be dyed in such a characteristic pink.
If you decide to visit the municipality of Rio Lagartos, specifically Las Coloradas, be prepared to experience a range of colors that you have never seen before.
Rio Lagartos Las Coloradas
Do you already know Rio Lagartos? If you haven’t visited it yet, you have to know one of the great Biosphere Reserves that you will find in Mexico. Here you can observe animals such as flamingos or crocodiles in their natural habitat, preferably during the months of April to October or in December respectively, since these are the months of greatest affluence.
The Río Lagartos is about 80 kilometers from Las Coloradas. Many experiences await you there: a boat tour, you can also visit the beach or go to the neighboring villages. You will even have available excursions that take place at night, come and live a different experience!
From Merida to Las Coloradas
If you live or are visiting Mérida and really want to visit Las Coloradas, you should know that the distance between the two is approximately 220 kilometers.
The journey by car will take you about 3 and a half to 4 hours. On the other hand, if you decide to travel to town by bus, it will take between 4.5 and 5 hours.
Alternate destination: Cancun
Pack your bags and head to one of the Oasis hotels in Cancun for a quick visit to the party city. You can find hotels in the center with great deals that you won’t want to miss. Fancy a weekend to unwind on the coast?