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Celestun and Real de Salinas

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 9 people
Destination(s): Mexico  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 20 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 35 US Dollar (USD)

Ecotourism means to get to know the surroundings and cohabit with its people. This is why, on this tour through my town you will learn more about us, the Celestunences. Celestún, long before the arrival of the Spaniards was a rich territory in many aspects: it had salt, shells and fish.

The Mayan people worked near the shore fishing and collecting salt and shells, but built their temples inland where they were safe from hurricanes and the illnesses of the wetlands. When the Spaniards arrived, Celestún was used as a shelter for pirate ships that docked in the estuary. In war time the “mestizos” [half – bread], fleeing, discovered Celestún. In 1848 the town had about 100 inhabitants, in 1970 approximately 400, but, since 1975, the people from inland migrated to the coast due to scarce economic activity and, consequently, lack of work. Now a day, Celestún has about 8,000 inhabitants.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: We leave Hotel after breakfast to visit Celestun town. A short ride takes us to Real de salinas. You may want to have lunch at the many exquisite sea food restaurants of Celestun (not included). Includes a snack.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Van
- Local guide
- Snacks.

Facilities:

- Reception;
- Casa Club;
- Swimming pool;
- Museum;
- Interpretative trails;
- Kayaks and bicycles.

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