Rio Lagartos roadtrip GPX Track


A casual adventure from Cancun to Merida in Mexico.


Wanna see Flamingos? Sure you do! Follow this route from Cancun to Rio Lagartos where you can find thousands of them.
If you’re lucky the lagoons around the town are filled with them. Otherwise, rent a boat and go find them in nearby Coloradas.
This route has flamingos as its main attraction, but along the way you’ll find a few attractions before ending up in the sleepy town of Rio Lagartos.

Take a different route back through the northern parts of Yucatan towards El Cuyo. Another quiet-ish beach town, before heading back to Quintana Roo and Cancun.

This trip is best done over a weekend or a few days so you can explore the flamingo colonies at a casual pace. Check with the many tour guides there for specific information on where and when to find flamingos.

Additional info

Where: Eastern Mexico
Distance: 240km + 295km / 149 + 184miles
Loop: Yes
Fuel availability: Average, no premium fuel in the Rio Lagartos area.
Road Conditions: Mostly paved, good condition.
Toll Roads: No
Government checkpoints: No
Unofficial roadblocks: No/Unknown

This FREE download includes the GPX track to follow on your GPS/Navigation app.
Paid downloads include a Point of Interest (POI) file which may include a few fuel stations, checkpoints, hotel, restaurants and potential road hazards like fog or unpaved segments. As well as a number of noteworthy attractions.

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- Road conditions will vary. Safety on the road may change unannounced and unexpected.

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