|Subject: Re: Yucatan, Mexico|
Sounds like the trip is really shaping up. Need a porter for your baggage?
I've not been to Rio Lagartos but did visit Celestun in the month of December. At that time there was a pretty significant population of the flamingos on the lagoon. However, I, too, have read the same info regarding the migration of the birds between the two lagoons.
Our last visit to the coast of Quintana Roo we stayed at Tankah Bay, about three miles north of Tulum. We had a group of ten and rented a beach house. There are at least two different hotel-type properties on this bay. One is Casa Cenote: http://www.casacenote.com/ Unfortunately its popularity and development have driven its prices up out of the budget category.
The other property is the Tankah Inn: http://www.tankah.com/
We absolutely loved Tankah Bay. The lagoon is about 2 miles long and 1/4 to 1/2 mile out to the barrier reef. A perfect location for snorkeling. We probably went out 4 or 5 times a day for a week the allure of the reefs was so beckoning. And plenty of sealife. Additionally, there is the huge cenote located right behind Casa Cenote with its crystal clear fresh water and mangrove forest.
Some additional hotels/cabanas in Tulum can be found on the following website: http://www.yucatantravel.com/
Good luck, John in San Diego