Las Coloradas, the Beach You Must Visit in Mexico if You Love Pink

The pink beach is not always this color, it depends on several factors for its waters to be painted.

Gabriela Castillo

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Yucatan is one of the most beautiful states in Mexico thanks to its flora and fauna, but also to the only pink beach in the country.

This place, which seems to have come out of a watercolor painting with its pink waters, bright blue sky, and clear sand, is known as Las Coloradas.

Why is the Beach Pink?

Everything is magical from the moment you arrive at Las Coloradas, which colors its waters pink due to three factors:

  • High concentration of salt
  • Variation of sunlight
  • Proliferation of halophiles with pink membranes, organisms that pigment the water

Is it Always Pink?

To fully enjoy this color, we recommend visiting Las Coloradas in March and August, preferably at noon, when the sun’s rays help make it more pink.

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What Can You do at Las Coloradas?

In addition to witnessing one of the most beautiful phenomena that nature offers, at Las Coloradas, you can also complement the experience by taking a tour of the Río Lagartos community.

You can take a boat ride in the area and see pink flamingos and crocodiles, do sports fishing, take a Maya mud bath, and if you have more time, why not travel to swim at the virgin beach of Cancuncito, which is 15 minutes away from this site.

What to Do to Take Care of the Pink Beach in Yucatan

In order not to alter the ecosystem and protect yourself at Las Coloradas, you should follow the following protocol:

  • Do not swim
  • Use biodegradable sunscreen
  • Use a hat to protect yourself from the sun

The pink beach, the only one that exists in Mexico, is in Yucatan, so if you were not convinced to go to this state, now you have a better excuse to do so.

Story originally written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva.