Celestún, an Ecological Paradise

Nature is amazing and if we pay attention it can really surprise us. The relationship we have with the living beings we share the planet with is important, we depend on each other and it is our job to respect, care for and preserve our home.

One example is Yatzil, the rescued raccoon who lives in a natural sanctuary in Celestún, Yucatán, a true natural paradise. Yatzil was abandoned at a very young age by his mother, but fortunately he was rescued and received care until he became a young, independent raccoon that now lives in a protected area of 20 hectares of jungle.

The heavenly municipality of Celestún in the state of Yucatán is considered a true ecological paradise, since it is part of the Celestún biosphere reserve and was declared an official wildlife refuge in 1979.

Celestún is one of the jewels of the Yucatán peninsula and offers the opportunity for an ecotourism vacation, away from the noise and stress of the city. Its landscape is a combination of vegetation and beautiful white sand beaches. It offers swimming, diving and observing pink flamingos in their natural habitat. These are the pinkest flamingos in the world, their beautiful color due to the concentration of carotene in the water.

Places like this make the Yucatán Peninsula the ideal place to relax and get in touch with Mother Nature.