Pink lagoons of Las Coloradas are one of the amazing places of our planet that you cannot miss if you are planning a travel to Mexico and Yucatan.
Las Coloradas is a very small fisherman village which has in the surroundings these beautiful pink lakes, just next the ocean. Plus, they are home of pink flamingos. It is truly a pink world there.
It can be easily arranged as a day trip, we did it with our rental car after we landed in Cancun Airport, consider yourself around 3.5 – 4 hours of driving from the airport. Especially in the last hour, the landscape it is truly amazing.
Once you get to the thin stretch of land that arrives to the town, you’ll find yourself beach and ocean on the left side and the lagoons on the right side, which you cannot see until you get to the entrance of town.
Don’t stop at the many local boys that tries to sell you boat tours, you can do everything by yourself.
Just before the entrance of the town, get on the right side, and you will find many cars parked around: just get off and start walking around. You can see below easily the place to park:
Remember that it is forbidden to enter in the water, despite what you might read around: when we were there nobody was even touching the water.
Allow yourself around one hour to walk around, and explore the banks that are dividing the lakes, and you will easily spot pink flamingos around.
It is a paradise for any photographer, even if you have to consider that time of the day and intensity of light may change how much pink it can get.
I have to admit that from the sky, the landscape it is even better, and it allows you to create true art composition, like the following ones:
I recommend you to do a lunch stopover in this town restaurant called Restaurant Las Gaviotas: it may seems not so good, but I had an amazing lobster at little more than 12 euros (15 USD), so don’t miss it!
Allow yourself around 3.5 – 4 hours to get back to Valladolid or Chichen Itza to continue your trip. If you are looking for an Hacienda to sleep in Yucatan, read my post on Hacienda Yaxcopoil!
Enjoy again the pink lagoons through this aerial film: