• Katrina Julia

Pink Lakes, Mexico: Thinking Pink: Itinerary to Transform and Travel

Updated: Jun 15

You love photo opportunities, unique experiences and the color pink. You love to brighten up your life and feed on Instagram. You love to learn about phenomenon around the world. You love anything pink and visiting a destination that people dream about.


Traveling helps you transform in more ways than one when you travel to Pink Lakes. Maybe, you want to travel solo, with family, or with a group? You want to transform and travel to Pink Lakes, Mexico.


When you are there, you feel surreal. You see the pink lakes with your eyes, yet feel like you are in a fairy tale that is your life. You feel like you stepped into an episode with Samantha Brown or Aggie's travel and real-life you have seen on Instagram. Everywhere you look from the sky to the pink lakes, it is breathtaking. You feel nothing but gratitude in this moment.


The pink lakes are unlike any place you will ever visit. It is important to know that when you visit Pink Lakes, Mexico that is your main attraction. It is a fishing village and working salt factory. Beyond the Pink Lakes, you may want to visit Rio Lagartos (about 3o minutes away) and see pink flamingos!


There's more than enough to experience in one day in Pink Lakes, Mexico to transform and travel whether you come solo, with a transformational retreat, or with family. After you read this, you may want to make sure you stay longer in Mexico.


Follow this One Day in Pink Lakes, Mexico Itinerary to Transform and Travel. It will help make your travels transformational even it's a short trip. This is my itinerary for one day in Pink Lakes. My intention for you is that you choose vibrancy.









Pink Lakes, Mexico

Shot by Christy with Authentic Photo Designs




My Experiences With Pink Lakes

If you are connecting with me and us for the first time with FIT Life Creation, I traveled to Mexico for the third time in 2019 creating content, being hosted on an adventure with Airbnb, and of course limitless transformational experiences


My adventure with Airbnb included a day trip to Pink Lakes. It is as amazing as it looks.


It was interesting visiting Mexico 20+ years later with all the changes in my life. I reflected on how my health, wealth, business have transformed. If you are loving this guide, you will want to check out my One Day in Cancun, Mexico; One Day in Isla Mujeres and more in this Flying High: Travel Series.


I thought it would be great to share my adventures with you and do a one day guide on Pink Lakes, Mexico. Depending on your travels to Mexico, there are various ways to visit Pink, Lakes. I came from Holbox Island with transportation arranged via our Airbnb Adventure. Most of the routes will take you 2-3 hours by car.



Holbox Island

Shot on my Canon EOS M100



Fun Facts About Pink Lakes, Mexico


Bright, beautiful and breathtaking are high up on my list of travel adventures. My story includes being conceived in Bulgaria, born in Poland, and in 4 countries by the time I was 2 (including a refugee camp in Italy.) 27+ countries later on my way to 100+ countries.


Pink Lakes, Mexico was a bucket list item of mine for yours because of the color pink, unique experience and photo opps.


If you are curious how and why the Pink Lakes are so pink, blame the red-colored algae, plankton and shrimp that thrive on the salty environment near the plant.


Years ago, you could swim in the water. However, due to the contamination from lotions to the salt production it is no longer allowed. You are escorted with a guide the entire time. Currently (as of Dec 2019), you may take photos only with camera phones due to an incident with a photographer in 2019 who did not properly request a permit for professional photography.



One Day In Pink Lakes, Mexico: Itinerary to Transform and Travel


So let's explore the experience for one day in Pink Lakes, Mexico. A day is just right or even less! Depending on when you arrive in the city, and where you stay, feel free to modify your experiences!


I spent about three hours in Pink Lakes. Our Airbnb Adventure group arrived around 4pm and stayed until sunset. I'm giving you reasons you will want to stay longer in Mexico in case you didn't have any yet.


Even when I travel, I stay healthy, bring Herbalife Nutrition and workout daily in different ways.



Healthy travel in Mexico




Pink Lakes Arrival


My trip to Pink Lakes was arranged by my Airbnb Adventure. It was great to have everything set up! We arrived at Pink Lakes at sunset after taking the ferry from Holbox Island and a several hour drive.




Holbox Island



Pink Lakes, Mexico


Right when we arrived our tour guide, Felix met us. Keep in mind if you disobey any rules and regulations your tour will be cut short. In addition, Felix shared with me they may be suspended as a tour guide for 2-3 days and/or fired.


I recommend making sure you come off season, around sunrise or sunset, and that your phone is charged! Pink Lakes is a once in a. lifetime and worth every second. I'm very grateful the salt plant allows us to visit!


Our Airbnb Adventure Group


Robin from Colorado - Hiking

Me! - Atlanta - Wellness & Media

Christy from Nashville - Photowalk

Katherine - Airbnb Corporate

Cherry - Jamaica Food

Domi - San Diego - Food

Jan - Canada - Food

Pandora - New Orleans - Tours

Alan - Canada - Waterfall Tours

Cedric & Gustavo - Our Airbnb Adventure Hosts





Our tour guide, Felix




Our Airbnb Adventure Hosts - Gustavo & Cedric




We got to have a mini-photoshoot at the edge of Pink Lakes. Here is our Airbnb Adventure group again!











Our Airbnb Adventure Group


Cedric - Airbnb Adventure Host

Alan - Canada - Waterfall Tours

Christy from Nashville - Photowalk

Robin from Colorado - Hiking

Katherine - Airbnb Corporate

Cherry - Jamaica Food

Domi - San Diego - Food

Jan - Canada - Food

Pandora - New Orleans - Tours

Me! - Atlanta - Wellness & Media

Gustavo - Our Airbnb Adventure Host



Pretty amazing group, right?! So grateful for our Airbnb Adventures!


Before we left, Felix our tour guide took an amazing panoramic shot of each of us!

Definitely make sure you get one!





Once we explored a bit, we left for Valladolid!



Reasons to Stay in Mexico Longer than One Day


There are many reasons to stay longer in Mexico in general. I've been three times to Mexico now, and continue to experience new things each time. I decided next time I come to Mexico I will definitely spend at least 4+ days in Holbox Island.


Valladolid, Mexico


Valladolid, a bright colonial town reminds me of Cuba and brought back memories of my time in Cuba with our retreats.


Valladolid is breathtaking with beautiful colonial homes, colorful streets, and Cenote Zaci in the middle of town! Add a stop to Valladolid to your trip - you will love it!






Pink Lakes Phenomenon


Pink Lakes, Mexico is a phenomenon like no other. From its scientific wonder to unique experience, it is a must to include in your visit to Mexico. Whether you love science, pink, or unique wonders, you will love Pink Lakes.


Have you visited Pink Lakes, Mexico before? Is it on your bucket list to visit soon?

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