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Birdwatching Riviera Maya

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Not many people realize that near Playa del Carmen in The Riviera Maya, there are great birding spots full of migratory & endemic species. Discover the secret spots at La Ruta de Los Cenotes guided by our local birding guide hiking the Mayan jungle trails.

Where more than 20 bird species could be sighted during this tour, a great opportunity to fill your Mexican birding list! La Ruta de Los Cenotes is located in Puerto Morelos about 30 minutes from Cancun.

This tour is a TOP-rated tour on TripAdvisor, our guides are local birding experts with more than 10 years of experience.

Discover more than 40 bird species!

Tour itinerary

  • 6:00 AM Playa del Carmen hotel pickup.
    • 6:00 AM Tulum meeting point.
  • 6:15 AM Arrival at birding spot.
  • 6:20 AM Hiking in the jungle.
  • 11:00 AM End of hiking and birdwatching.
  • 11:30 AM Transfer back to the hotel.

Tour details

  • Duration 5 to 6 hours.
  • Available all year round.
  • Shared tour service.


  • Pickup and drop off at any hotel from Playa del Carmen & Puerto Morelos area.
  • Bilingual local expert guide.
  • Express breakfast(coffee, breath & fruits).
  • Beverages( soft drinks, sodas & water).

Not includes

  • Persona expenses
  • Tips


  • No wheelchair accessible.
  • No children under 5 years old.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.

Birdwatching Riviera Maya recommendations

  • Bring a hat & sunglasses.
  • Long sleeve shirt.
  • Binoculars (Request them in case you need extra ones).
  • Insect repellent.

We toured with Lugo. He is absolutely amazing. He is so passionate and knowledgeable about birding. He was just as excited about finding each bird as we were. We found 48 species of birds during our morning together. He kept a list to keep track of all of them for us. He did booted calls on both his phone and whistling to entice the birds out so we could see them. He provided binoculars, cold drinks and great conversation. It was truly a thrilling birding adventure for us. Thank you again Lugo!

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Birdwatching Riviera Maya bird list

  • Orange Oriole / Icterus auratus Endemic
  • Rose-throated Tanager / Piranga roseogularis / Endemic
  • Yucatan Jay / Cyanocorax yucatanicus Endemic
  • Yellow-lored Parrot / Amazona xantholora Endemic
  • White-bellied Emerald / Amazilia candida
  • Ruddy Ground-Dove / Columbina talpacoti
  • Vaux’s Swift / Chaetura vauxi
  • Cinnamon Hummingbird / Amazilia rutile
  • White-fronted Parrot / Amazona albifrons
  • Greenish Elaenia / Myiopagis viridicata
  • Couch’s Kingbird / Tyrannus couchii
  • Green Jay / Cyanocorax yncas
  • Tropical Gnatcatcher / Polioptila plumbea
  • Clay-colored Thrush / Turdus grayi
  • Summer Tanager / Piranga rubra
  • Painted Bunting / Passerina ciris
  • Hooded Oriole / Icterus cucullatus

Birdwatching Riviera Maya Tour Price.

Price per pax in share tour service, small group maximum 6 pax, provide the hotel name to set the hotel pickup time.

Birding area is near Playa del Carmen
From Playa del Carmen hotel pickup.

USD 175 1 pax (minimun 2 pax per booking)

Playa del Carmen Hotel pickup & drop off included.

Birding area is at sian kaan

Meeting point at Oxxo Muyil in Tulum.

USD 125 1 pax (minimun 2 pax per booking)

No hotel pickup & drop off included, customer must reach the meeting point at Sian Ka´an area.

Private Birdwatching Tour service

Private birding expert guide tour service plus the private van Pickup & drop off at any hotel from Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos & Cancun area.

USD 395

For 1 to 4 pax.

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