Rio Lagartos debuts new and improved boardwalk

Flamingo sighting tours are the most popular tourist atraction in Rio Lagartos. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Flamingo sighting tours are the most popular tourist attractions in Rio Lagartos. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

The popular coastal community of Rio Lagartos has unveiled its revamped boardwalk.

Local and state authorities hope that the improvements will help attract tourists back to the coastal community in large numbers, once the COVID-19 sanitary emergency has passed.

Rio Lagartos is a popular destination for activities such as kayaking, mangrove tours, and observing birds such as the pink flamingo. 

The improved boardwalk is 583 meters long and now has improved parking, wheelchair ramps and a new drainage system. 

Across the boardwalk, a children’s park was also repaired after it was badly damaged during the intense 2020 hurricane season. 

The area is flanked by several seafood restaurants and fishermen in small motorized boats, who double as tour guides to the area’s mangroves. 

At the inauguration ceremony, Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal also announced the completion of improvements to the roads which connect Rio Lagartos with the municipalities of Panabá and San Felipe.

Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway.