Church in small Yucatan town
Between Merida and Celestun are a number of small Yucatecan towns. Very poor, but they have their charm. Typically, in the center of town is a park or town square and a painted Catholic church. This town may have been Kinchil.
Celestun, In Yucatan, is located between the Rio Esperanza and the Gulf of Mexico. The beach has white sand but the breeze can be strong and if the breeze turns into a wind the sand and dust is stirred up and makes it an unpleasant place to be. Because of the possible winds the best time to visit Celestun is in the morning.
Celestun; the pink flamingo colonies
During the right season, Celestún is home to more than 18,000 flamingoes, representing North America's only mainland flamingo population. Located on the western edge of the Yucatan peninsula, the Celestún Estuary serves as the main feeding area for the pink American flamingo, and many more graceful bird species.
Boat tours to see the pink flamingo colonies and the beautiful landscapes of this birds and mammals sanctuary are available, so if you have the change, take a boatride because what you'll get to see is amazing. I've never seen so many flamingoes in one time.
Along the coast of the Gulf of México between the States of Yucatán and Campeche is the natural biosphere reserve of Celestun. A natural habitat of the pink flamingo, here a visitor can witness a spectacular nature show of hundreds of these birds as they proceed by boat through the peaceful coastal waters. In addition to the flamingo, this area also provides shelter to over 70 bird species, different reptiles and fish species, such as the carey turtle, black crocodile, pink crane and a number of parrot species.
Celestun is unique, incomparable with any other region of Mexico. The local inhabitants welcome the visitor to stay to enjoy the delicious cuisine that they offer at an incredibly low cost.