Celestún offers an economical destination for tourists

Pink flamingos (Photo: Google)

CELESTÚN, Yucatan — The Transport and Social Management directors of Celestún’s City Council, Luis Chay Chay and Armando Yan Estrada, touted the port’s touristic strengths, with Chay Chay reporting that birdwatching is one of the main attractions, mainly due to the presence of flamingos and a large number of other waterfowls and wild birds.

Celestún has 500 guest rooms within hotels, hostels, and private houses which rent to tourists. Likewise, there are 25 seafood restaurants, as well as 35 modest price restaurants that sell regional food.

Celestún. "Charcas salineras"; Salt Ponds Photo: El Diario de Yucatán
Celestún. “Charcas salineras”; Salt Ponds
Photo: El Diario de Yucatán

“Celestún is a cheap tourist destination,” stated Chay Chay. “You can find rooms starting from $200 [MXN pesos] a day, excellent hotels for $950 [pesos] a night, and even some luxury hotels like “El Xixim”. Food is also cheap because there are 50 peso meals, cocktails between 80 and 120 pesos, as well as seafood at a good price.”

Chay Chay emphasizes that there is a specific attraction of the port, which are the salt ponds. They are not only a must to visit if you want to know the process of sea salt extracting, but also its paths which are perfect for birdwatching.

Source: El Diario de Yucatán

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