Rio Lagartos Natural Reserve
Seated at the end of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula, where the Caribbean is mixed with the Gulf of Mexico is a truly lovely place. It is not far from the tourist hustle and bustle of Cancun and the Riviera Maya, but when I was there four years ago, the natural essence remained and I hope it stays that way. This reserve consists of a lagoon, surrounded by mangroves, with a wealth of waterfowl. The first thing we did was visit an authentic Mexican village filled with brightly colored houses. In the spring the water was clear, a turquoise, emerald. The fishermen fed his fish remains to the gulls and pelicans surrounding the boat and it was possible to go by boat to an island to see the flamingos, but we did not have time for the venture.