Crocodile sightings

Sisal

A place where wildlife gathers

Sisal is a town full of impressive natural attractions. Famous for hosting an important part of the wildlife of the Caribbean, all this preserved by the El Palmar State Reserve.

The beach of the El Palmar State Reserve is recognized for being the nesting place of sea turtles, especially the hawksbill turtle.
In addition to welcoming the arrival of this species, it is an important place for the reproduction of wildlife in the region, and an important area for the conservation of birds. Its wetland area is the habitat of a sizeable colony of pink flamingos.

A tour that you should not miss
One of the most requested tours is the boat ride through the characteristic mangroves of Sisal. In it, you will be able to learn about the species that inhabit the mangrove, both marine and terrestrial fauna. The star of this tour is the crocodile; in order to better appreciate one of them, the tour begins when the sun goes down. After navigating a short stretch, the guides will ask you to keep quiet, and turn off any flashlights, leaving only one on, when you notice some red dots in the distance, you will have found them. The reflection of the single flashlight on, will be seen in the crocodile's eyes, so they will look red, and thus you will know that one of them has been found.

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