This Pink Lagoon is Naturally Real
Las Coloradas is a tiny fishing community located at the farthest end of a bumpy road almost 30 kilometers east of the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve on the Yucatan Coast in Mexico. Even though Rio Lagartos is the largest wetland area in Yucatan, Las Coloradas has been making noise for its extraordinary and picturesque landscape, which is a naturally marvelous pink lagoon that the township derives its name from.
At first sight, it’s hard to believe what you see, but these photos are real and it’s easy to see why the region attracts a huge number of tourists. The water and almost everything in the region including the crustaceans and flamingos are pink thanks to the enormous amounts of shrimps and seaweeds that are rich in carotenoid, which is pink in color.
Apart from the pink attractions of Las Coloradas, the journey to the pink lagoon is a real road trip and an impeccable escape to nature. You’ll see nothing but pristine coastal landscapes full of white sand beaches, dunes, mangroves and wetlands.
You will also not miss mountains of salt, amazing tropical temperature and above all, you won’t leave Las Coloradas without a picture of this magical pink lagoon.