On a trip to the Yucatan, we were exploring the northern shore, and east of Progreso, we found a mangrove tour in San Crisanto. We wanted to try something a little different from our usual tours, and the mangrove sounded like a neat place to explore.
We had no problem finding the tour using Google Maps, and we drove there in our rental from Avant Car Rental.
There are signs in town for the mangrove conservation.
The parking lot had plenty of parking spots. However, the tour is just up the road, so we ended up driving over to a different parking lot after getting our tickets.
There is a main building where we purchased our tickets.
We paid for the tour at the ticket counter.
After getting our tickets, we followed a guide on a bike just up the road to where the boats leave.
There was also plenty of parking here.
The entrance to the mangroves.
Our guide pushed the boat like a gondola.
The ride was very smooth and comfortable, and I enjoyed the quiet surroundings of the mangroves. We did see some fish and a few birds on our afternoon tour, and you can go on a night tour to see crocodiles.
There is a cenote at the end of the mangrove ride.
The cenote was small, but quiet. It is not particularly deep and there is some decking in the water to stand on.
Overall, we had an enjoyable time checking out the San Crisanto area and the cenote.