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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Sian Ka'an, Mexico
+52 984 151 4036
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Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.
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  • Average5%
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Sian Ka'an, Mexico
+52 984 151 4036
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We entered the gate of the sian kaan park and had to pay entrance fee. After that we had to go on very bad road some 1 hour whereas there were only fences from right as well as from left sides. These fences were really...More

Thank Radek H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A magical place. A must do when in Mexico. You get to see wildlife in their habitat. We managed to see a variety of birds, a baby crocodile, a couple manatíes, and plenty of fish. There’s a floating/swimming trip which many enjoy, I must say...More

Thank samcameronlive
Reviewed 6 days ago

First, you need to understand this takes awhile to get to and back, so bring snacks and patience. After our initial van drive down, we got into separate Jeep Cherokees for a bit. So basically you’re paired up with another couple for another hour plus...More

Thank Clayton B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to do this is go by rental car. Drive from Tulum to Muyil on Highway 307. At marker #205, make a left at the bus stop on the dirt road. This leads you straight to the boats. The boat trip costs 700...More

5  Thank nancyandleslie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour that is jeep/bus to middle of reserve probably offers the best deal (around $120-160). This tour will allow you to see both reef and canal areas (probably best offered overview of the reserve). The other option is the tour that walks through the...More

Thank lakechiro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove down the road to Punta Allen. It is hard to describe. Very,very rough with huge holes. Had to drive 5mph for over 1 hour to beach. Parked up by beach. Beautiful but full of trash. Hard to find spot to put towel where discarded...More

Thank astrolover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Feb. 7, 2018 - We did the DIY Sian Ka'an Muyil/Lagoon Trip. It was a great experience and as a previous reviewer said, the cost is about one-third to one-half of the cost of a tour, plus you don't have to spend as much time...More

4  Thank BalenciagaTravelGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, I can't recall the name of the tour company that took us but this was an absolutely incredible day. We (two of us) were picked up in an air conditioned van along with two other visitors. We had a personal van driver, boat driver...More

Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat ride was fun. It was a beautiful sunny day and the lake was calm. The water was refreshing and floating down the canals was great! I would do it again and again.

Thank Jeri P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't complain about the biosphere...but I can complain about all the trip! They picked us up from Playa del Carmen at 6:30 AM. We arrived in Tulum at 8 (we lost a lot of time collecting other people and changing the bus would be...More

2  Thank Mariam M
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Nikolaos K
6 February 2018|
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Response from JoniG | Reviewed this property |
To get inside the reserve and see anything, you need to be on a boat. You can drive to Muyil, just before you get to Tullum, and schedule a day tour into the reserve from there. It's very good. We saw manatees and... More
Margaret G
31 January 2018|
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Response from Pedroinspain | Reviewed this property |
Note that there are two entrances to the Biosphere - one along the terrible coast road - but to be honest, the distance is not far. The other (which we took in a rental car, is further inland and is easily and quickly... More