Celestun changes

by zora on September 3, 2009

The boat tours no longer have the crazy-complicated pricing system described in the book. It’s simply M$780 for a one-hour tour and M$1380 for the two-hour tour. That includes park fees.

Alberto Rodriguez is no longer reachable by email, but he is still leading birding tours, and can be found at the parador (the boat launch) nearly every day.

Ria Celestun hostel is shut.

And biggest news of all: there is now an ATM in town.

Also note: the back road described on pp. 239-40 is now in extremely rough shape. The stretch south from the Celestun highway to Chunchucmil is incredibly potholed and rough–I did get through in a tiny rental car with no damage, but it was slow going, about 20km/hour.

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Karen Strass July 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

the highway. To Chunchucmil is now newly paved…..wonderful and it cuts driving time from Celestun to Uxmal and Hacienda Santa Rosa immensely. Please check out our website…..we have been here for 6 years now and we think we deserve a mention. we are in the 2011 guide but on the online about Celestun we are non existent!

Zora July 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Thanks so much for the news, Karen! That is a huge help.

Will email you separately about the RG website…

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