We are in the middle of summer and the heat is quite strong, it is the ideal time to go to “Celestún Yucatán, beach, flamingos and much to discover“…
A bit of beach never hurts and in these times of such heat it becomes almost a necessity, that is why you have to cheer up and get away for a couple of days, the state of Yucatan can be a very good alternative.
The interesting thing about visiting this destination is that it has an extensive coastal area in which there are numerous beaches a short distance from each other, in addition, they are relatively close to the state capital, Mérida, so there is much to know and enjoy. .
One of those beautiful Yucatecan beaches is Celestún, a natural paradise that you have to visit, now we tell you why…
Where is Celestun located?
Celestún is a quiet beach town on the west side of the Yucatan coast, 1 hour and a half from Mérida and 2 hours and a half from Campeche.
Near this destination you will find the beautiful magical town of Sisal with another beautiful beach approximately an hour and a half away and there is also the beautiful town of Uxmal just under two hours away.
What to do on your visit to Celestún?
1. Enjoy the beach
The beach of this destination will leave you speechless, with wide and extensive sandbanks, palm trees and a beautiful and calm sea of transparent emerald green waters, it is perfect for relaxing, swimming, sunbathing and spending time as you like.
Do not forget to see a sunrise, a gift of nature, and a walk along the seashore until evening falls, it will also be an experience that you will enjoy.
On the beach you will find several options of paradores with palapas, lounge chairs and restaurant service to enjoy a delicious meal and refresh yourself with the drink of your choice or, if you prefer, you can bring your umbrella and supplies to enjoy your own picnic.
Similarly, for lovers of fishing, the pier is the place chosen by local fishermen to practice it, try it and enjoy the experience.
If you stay more than one day, the starry nights with the sound of the sea will dazzle you and you can take the opportunity to visit more remote beaches, ask the locals how to get there.
2. Try the local gastronomy
Being a fishing town, the menus with fish and seafood are the specialty, there are many options, but surely you cannot miss a shrimp cocktail, a delicious ceviche or coconut shrimp, the star dishes of the destination that will delight your palate.
A rich snow on the beach cannot be missing either…
But remember that you are in Yucatecan territory, the culinary offer is wide and very rich so do not limit yourself.
3. Stroll through the center
The main square is part of the charms of Celestún, there you find the letters with the name of the town to take a nice photo, the kiosk is also a nice setting for a postcard.
Walk around and discover buildings of outstanding architecture such as the Municipal Palace; the village church is small, but it is worth visiting.
Be sure to take a walk around the town market and try a dish to your liking, discover some shops and look for that nice present that will remind you of your walk through this beautiful place.
Photo: Merida real estate
4. Get to know the Ria Celestun
Among the main attractions of the destination is taking a tour to admire the beauties within the reserve located in Celestún; taking a boat ride through the mangrove is very pleasant, a way to appreciate the beauty of a unique natural environment.
You can also visit a spring and take some time to take a dip, it will be very refreshing and necessary to face the heat.
You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the flamingos, beautiful birds that are found in large numbers in certain areas of the estuary, another of the beautiful postcards that you will have the privilege of admiring. During the months of December to March is the best time for sighting.
Prepare your camera, every corner you visit will have something beautiful to portray…
5. Get to know the Archaeological Zone of Uxmal
Being in the state of Yucatan, Mayan land, you cannot miss a visit to one of its most emblematic places, where you can appreciate the remains of one of the most important pre-Columbian civilizations.
Chichén Itzá is one of the most famous sites, but being in Celestún you will have to cross the entire state to get there, that is why we have this proposal, another recommended one, a place full of history, that is Uxmal.
The archaeological zone of Uxmal is 120 km from our star destination today, which makes it a fairly accessible option to visit by car.
Upon entering the site of the ruins you will find the imposing Temple of the Magician, a Mayan construction that will surprise you with its large size, you can also admire the Quadrangle of the Nuns, the ball game, among other constructions that are part of this area. recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
If you have time, visit the Chocolate Museum right in front of the archaeological zone, it is a very nice eco-park and you will be lucky enough to try a delicious chocolate.