Imagine a peaceful lagoon with waters so pink that Barbie would be jealous. While it seems like something out of a fantasy, this locale really does exist in Mexico.
The lagoon is located in the tiny fishing village of Las Coloradas. The town sits nestled in the east corner of the Yucatecan coast.
In addition to hosting one of the most spectacular tourist sights, the town is home to a salt factory. But it's the pristine beaches that attract visitors.
The town is mostly desolate with only 1,000 inhabitants. This makes Las Coloradas the ideal getaway for those looking to escape.
The unique pink color of the lagoon comes from microscopic algae that live in the water. Their beta-carotene dyes the water this spectacular and almost unnatural color.
The pink lagoon is part of the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. The Reserve is the Yucatan's largest wetland area which protects nearly 150,000 acres of beaches, dunes and forests.
Even though Las Coloradas is desolate, it is home to some unique inhabitants. Between November and April, pelicans, foxes and flamingos all are visible in the area. Although the flamingos may not stand out much next to the water!
With sands so white and water so pink, it's understandable that the region has become a destination for tourists from around the world.
It's no surprise that this Mexican village has attracted visitors from all around the world. It's almost as if it was made for Instagram!
So break out the camera and put away the Instagram filters. You'll have the most spectacular vay-cay photos without the help of the Reyes or Nashville filters.