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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Address: Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
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+52 984 131 4058

Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3...

Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.

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Stumbled upon a gem

We were driving down by Tulum and stumbled upon the road that lead to Sain Ka'an. We had no idea it was tucked away along the coast and we have been traveling the area for twenty... read more

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Montgomery, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were driving down by Tulum and stumbled upon the road that lead to Sain Ka'an. We had no idea it was tucked away along the coast and we have been traveling the area for twenty years. The water is majestic and the wildlife abundant. If you have time, stop and check it out! We saw a giant croc that... More 

Thank DKISS76
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although most people say it's a rough pad it isn't so bad, the way is just bumpy, you don't need a 4x4 jeep, you can even rent a car and go slowly, and there is just one straight way from Tulum to Punta Allen. Pay the fee at the entrance of the reserve saves you one peso. We couldn't see... More 

1 Thank CataCorreaE
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's amazing, if you rented a car, drive here, enjoy the ruins, then cool off with the guided lake tour. The mangrove float was surreal. Super easy trip to plan on your own . The lake tour is $600 per person and $300 per kid, plus the entrance to the ruins. All together we paid $100 US dollars for a... More 

Thank Tuab U
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the Ancient Canal trip with Javier- It was amazing. Javier was a great guide and taught us about the plants and animals in the lagoons while we floated downstream. He also did a great job bringing the group together so it didn't feel like everyone was standing around in their own subgroups. The tour starts... More 

1 Thank Angela D
Redwood City, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing natural park where you can get up and close with the natural state of the Mayan peninsula while also getting access to the history and culture that pervades the entire region. In reading these reviews, it's clear our experience was significantly improved by having the right guide. If you are a family and planning a visit-... More 

3 Thank ChipLange
Mexico City
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sian Ka'an has several entrances but two of them are the must know. First, the Muyil entrance which is next to the Muyil Ruins. There are wonderful excursions by boat thru the green colored lagoons and then you float (bring your swimming suit) in canal, it was gorgeous. The second entrance is in Boca Pailas and all the way to... More 

3 Thank kartikmexico
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The one day trip was amazing! It was organised by Thomson directly from our hotel. We traveled by speedboats through mangroves. Amazing sea life, beautiful views, amazing beach. It was definitely the highlight of our trip.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sian Ka’an Biosphere is a 1.3-million-acre tract set aside in 1986 “to preserve tropical forests, savannas, mangroves, coastal and marine habitats and 70 miles of coastal reefs.” It is located about ten kilometers south of the ruins at Tulum along QRO 15. Guide books describe the road through the Biosphere, stretching 50 KM along the Punta Allen Peninsula, as... More 

Thank Jack G
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I was told that this is where we would find "virgin beaches" which excited me as my favourite beaches are undeveloped with no facilities and typically due to this - no people! We drove through the park entrance from Tulum and had to pay $31 peso park fee - happy to do so to protect the park. We then drove... More 

Thank naomi83
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I went on this trip on my own, booked through my hotel. It didn't bother me being on my own, everyone was very nice, and helpful! Our guide Ricardo told us to leave our troubles behind, and I achieved this! For me it was just a beautiful trip! We saw everything!! A turtle, crocodile, manatee, pelicans, and a family of... More 

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