Stowed away in a paradisiacal corner of the Yucatan Peninsula are the shocking pink lakes in Mexico, officially called Las Coloradas. The captivating scene is famous for its cotton candy hued waters, pastel blue skies, and delicate white sand beaches. The lakes are an integral part of the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, a safeguarded UNESCO Biosphere home to various intriguing and beautiful creatures. During a private Rio Lagartos flamingo Pink Lakes tour, it is possible to observe flamingos, crocodiles, jaguars, sea turtles, and various birds.
Reason for the pink color of the lake
Individuals wonder what makes the lakes so dynamically pink. First, the water and general climate are staggeringly salty, which draws in brine shrimp, plankton, and red-colored algae. Then, as the water evaporates in the glinting Mexican sunlight, these creatures become more concentrated and eventually make the famous radiant pink water!
What’s more, here is a pleasant reality to share: did you know that flamingos are pink since they eat the red-colored algae, plankton, and shrimp from the water? However, their feathers are ordinarily white!
What is the use of the Pink Lakes?
Two principal businesses use the pink lakes: fishing and harvesting of sea salt. Sea salt harvesting is the greatest of the two businesses, with a piece of the lakes being private property that a salt processing plant possesses.
Strangely, sea salt harvesting in the pink lakes was initially started by old Mayans. They adored the region and used the profoundly important salt! It was significant for both safeguarding of food and dietary necessities. The Mayans would wisely mine the salt from the shallow tidal ponds brought about by floods in mangroves and afterward transport it by kayak to parts of the enormous Mayan empire.
What Is Possible to do at the Pink Lakes?
The pink pools of Las Coloradas are not bountiful in activity and experience like other touristic regions of the Yucatan Peninsula. You will not find amusement parks, ATV tours, or parasailing there.
However, the fantastic region embraces restrictiveness and serenity. The primary focus is respecting the romantic lakes, pleasant scenes, and untamed life. A little yet unspoiled beach region in the Las Coloradas town offers the best opportunity to pause for a moment and embrace the vibe.
The most famous visit in the space is the Rio Lagartos natural reserve boat tour. You will have the opportunity to notice the dazzling pink flamingos at home, encounter the white clay bath and cruise the Las Coloradas pink lakes!
For the best exploration during a private Rio Lagartos flamingo Pink Lakes tour, contact Best Maya Tours at 52 5544985184.