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Ria Maya Restaurante &

Rio Lagartos Adventures


Ria Maya Lodge and  Apartment


Home of Rio Lagartos Adventures with Diego Nuñez & Family

Fresh Seafood ,Nature Tours for Flamingos, Crocodiles, Flyfishing & Birding

From Our Deck at Ria Maya we have the best unobstructed view of the sunset

Ria Maya Restaurant is the best place to start and end your visit to Rio Lagartos

Start with a tour in our remarkable Ria Lagartos Bio Reserve and end with

Fresh Seafood ,locally caught and skillfully prepared

Ria Maya Restaurant

Rio Lagartos Adventures and Ria Maya Restaurant is a family owned business operated by Diego and Matilde Nuñez. Their 3 children work full time in the business, All three are birding guides(Andrea is the only woman guide in Rio Lagartos) and Jorge and Diego jr. are flyfishing guides also. All three help with the restaurant,

The restaurant is managed by Matilde and serves locally caught fresh seafood. Lobster ,Octopus, Conch and Fish are all locally caught. The restaurant has a garden that produces some of the vegetables and citrus used. The freshly prepared ceviches are made with local ingredients.

And the view is spectacular from the second story palapa roofed restaurant !

Great Views from Ria Maya restaurant
Sunset from the deck at ria Maya Restaurant
Interior of Ria Maya Restaurant. The restaurant is Palapa roofed and open on three sides.

Rio Lagartos Adventures Tours,Flyfishing and Birding

Rio Lagartos Adventures Tours

Flamingo Lover’s Tour

Nature Lovers Tour

Crocodile Night Tour

Beach Lovers Tour

Birding by Land or Boat


Diego Nuñez is a highly experienced bird and fly fishing guide and personally manages the tours at Rio Lagartos Adventures, He has personally trained his guides and Diego jr.,Jorge and Andrea extensively. All the tours concentrate on being low impact and disturbing the wildlife as little as possible.

Together they give visitors memorable high quality tours. They are the most experienced and recommended tour operators in Rio Lagartos. Diego started eco tourism in Rio Lagartos 25 years ago when began offering guided tours.

Flamingos in mating ritual
Flamingo with Black Skimmers and shore birds
View from our pier

Ria Maya Lodge and Apartment

Ria Maya has 5 lodge rooms and a 3 bedroom apartment available. Modern and comfortable with private baths they limited Cable TV,Internet and air conditioning.

The apartment was completed in 2019 and has 3 bedrooms with 2 double beds ea. and a full kitchen, It is perfect for groups. It is on the second story with a balcony

Three of the rooms overlook the estuary.
All rooms have two double beds and a full bath
Relaxing on the patio area.
Crocs are normally seen on Nature tours

​We are the only Rio Lagartos restaurant just feet from the water with no road or obstructions to our more than 180 degree view!! No traffic only passing boats.