The best months to visit Las Coloradas are March and August, at noon, because the sun maximizes the pink color of the water.
It is difficult to know what is the most beautiful thing about Yucatán’s pink beach : the color of the sand, the reflection in the water, the contrast with the blue sky, the watercolor at sunset or the feeling of knowing that you are in a unique place on the planet, Las Coloradas.
The magic begins before reaching this pink mirror, because on the way you will find sand dunes and mountains of salt of a beautiful white color. Upon arrival, choose a place and take time to contemplate it while your senses reconnect with nature. Afterwards, if you wish, you can have an incredible photoshoot that will undoubtedly be a sensation on your social networks.
During the tour, we recommend you pay close attention to the explanations of the guides, because the magic is not only in what you can see, since to reach that tone three factors must be combined: high concentration salt, the proliferation of organisms called halophiles with pink membranes that pigment the water and the variation of sunlight, so it is suggested to go in the months of March and August, preferably at noon, since the sun maximizes its color .
It is important to note that, thanks to this phenomenon, in ponds located in neighboring towns you will be able to spot flamingos that acquire a pink hue from eating these microorganisms.
To visit Las Coloradas it is advisable to arrive in the community of Río Lagartos because, in addition to having tours to the beach, you will have the option of complementing your trip with other attractions of the region such as the boat trip through the estuary to see pink flamingos and crocodiles, sport fishing activities, take a Mayan mud bath or swim in the virgin beach of Cancunito, just 15 minutes from Las Coloradas, a place where you can swim and relax in the water in shades of blue and Given its proximity to the Riviera Maya, the sand is extremely soft and white, without a doubt, a hidden paradise! Access to the beach is free, but it is requested that you do not leave any type of garbage to keep it clean and cared for.
As for food, in the restaurants of Río Lagartos you can find delicious dishes of very fresh fish and seafood, as well as traditional Yucatecan cuisine.
Now that you know about the wonders of Las Coloradas de Yucatán, we invite you to experience them and feel safe, because strict biosafety measures and protocols are implemented throughout the State that have the international Safe Travels endorsement of the World Travel Council and Tourism, which seeks to generate “health bubbles” so that you can enjoy a pleasant stay in Yucatán.
Tips to visit Las Coloradas
- Remember that you cannot swim at Las Coloradas beach so as not to alter the ecosystem, and also to protect your skin from the high concentration of salt.
- Use biodegradable sunscreen.
- Wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun, which will also make you look stylish and take care of yourself.
Fun facts about this place
- The salt was collected from the lakes by hand, by the Mayan communities, to later be commercialized in nearby cities.
- Currently the salt production of this place in Mexico is 750,000 tons per year, which can be transformed from industrial salts to kitchen salt.