Rio Lagartos is a beautiful nature reserve. The area is home to a variety of birds species and is famous for its flamingos. We spent day three of our road trip heading up to the small fishing village to explore all it had to offer.
We hired a boat and driver to take us through the mangroves where we spotted a crocodile, eagles, osprey, herons, pelicans, and spoonbills.
Our guide showed us a massive salt mine, with water so salty you couldn't help but float.
We caught our first glimpse of the graceful birds we'd traveled so far to see.
The highlight of the ride was a drive out to flocks and flocks of beautiful flamingos.
It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.
We drove through the quiet streets after our boat ride, and stopped for lunch on our way out of town.