Las Coloradas, Mexico

Why You Should Explore

The Unique Lakes

These lakes are peculiar in color. No, it is not photoshop, these lakes are actually pink! They serve as a amazing photo spot for you and your family!

Birdwatching

The Yucatan Peninsula, where Las Coloradas is located, is home to 546 bird species in 74 different families! There are many birdwatching tours you can get to see all the different types of species!

Interesting Facts

  • The color of the lakes are due to high amounts of salt evaporation and microorganisms, such as the Laguna Rosa. 
  • The Yucatan Peninsula has %50 of Mexico’s bird species. 
  • Las Coloradas in Spanish means “blush red” or “the red”. It is the name of a tiny fishing village with a population of 1000. 

How to Get There and Where to Stay

Flights: A flight from ATL to the Yucatan Peninsula takes anywhere from 2 ½ hours to 6 hours. 

Hotels and Lodging: You can find many hotels close to to pink lakes and Las Coloradas. Hotel Rio Lagartos is a five minute walk from the pink lakes.

Tours: There are several tours that take you to bird watching sites and the pink lakes, upon request. To get the best tour go to https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g150812-d20078404-Las_Coloradas_Tour_With_Transportation-Playa_del_Carmen_Yucatan_Peninsula.html

Reviews

“You can pay a fisherman to take you by boat on the reserve to see crocodiles, flamingo and many other birds. As well you will visit a beautiful pink lake !! I loved the place, the boat trip was amazing. “

“Stay in valladolid, and make the drive out to the pink lake in Las coloradas. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive each way but it was one of the highlights of our time in the yucatan. When u spot the pink water from afar it just takes your breath away. “

“Stay in valladolid, and make the drive out to the pink lake in Las coloradas. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive each way but it was one of the highlights of our time in the yucatan. When u spot the pink water from afar it just takes your breath away. “

“It’s a very nice way to spend some time on the water. You can see a few spots with loads of flamingos. This would be the main attraction of the boat trip that you take from Rio Lagartos. However, I took it not only for bird-watching but to see Aqua Rosas, which is Pink water or Pink Lakes in Las Coloradas. Here you have some time to take pictures, relax and take a mud bath. Overall it’s a nice, calm place to visit, recommended for families or group of friends.”