Dzilam de Bravo The Dzilam de Brazo State Reserve offers one of the most unspoiled and spectacular bird watching areas in the Yucatan. Formerly difficult to access, a local cooperative in the busy fishing village of Dzilam de Bravo offers a wide range of boat tours into the preserve area. A small lagoon is one of the closest stops and allows incredible viewing of hundreds of flamingos. Early morning is best for viewing the flamingos, which may disperse to other grounds later in the day. Another shorter tour is to the fresh water spring Xbuya Ha, it is a few hundred meters offshore. You then land amidst tremendous numbers of pelicans and shorebirds to debark upon a boardwalk that takes you into the mangrove marsh, giving a spectacular close up look at this ecosystem. At the end of the walk is the cenote Elepten also teeming with fish. Longer tours go to the lagoon of Angosta River, offshore the Bocas islands and overnight camping can also be arranged with tents and 2 person kayak included. The cooperative also offers fishing trips out of the port. The fleet of sturdy new boats can take 8 passengers each. We hope you visit this part of the Yucatan state.