Day trip to Celestun

A couple of weeks ago we took a day trip to Celestun, on the Gulf coast.  We had been there before, during our first trip to Merida in November, 2006.  On that trip we took the bus there and then took a boat up the estuary to see the flamingos:

DSCN3731That day there was a bus waiting when we got off the boat, so we headed back to Mérida without seeing much more.

On this trip we spend a little time on the beach, eating tasty garlic shrimp at La Playita.  For the record, the difference between the large camaorn a mojo de ajo and the small one is the size of the shrimp, not the size of the serving.  We recommend the large.

On the way there we went through Hunucmá.  It is a nice drive.  On the way back we took the bypass which is quite a bit quicker.  Here are some photos of our day:

Lunch time viewP1080454Kids on the beachP1080455The old man (me)  and the Sea
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The leaning tower of Celestun
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The pier and the leaning tower – nice beach there

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7 thoughts on “Day trip to Celestun

  1. Hi Ron & Kathy,
    We communicated last March about a house you were renting. I don’t know if I ever thanked you for the info. It’s nice to see photos/ comments about Merida & area. It helps to visualize and plan adventures for ourselves.
    Good job!
    The Old Gringo

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