Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Sian Ka'an

4.3
#20 of 185 in Parks in Quintana Roo
Must see · World heritage site · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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Take a tour tailor made for the ecologically conscious traveller at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean, the biosphere shelters thousands of species and forms a spectacularly diverse natural environment. Take a boat through mazes of natural mangrove canals, snorkel on the Mesoamerican Reef among incredible marine life, and take a boat tour to ancient Mayan ruins. Be sure to bring along biodegradable bug spray and sunscreen, your swimsuit, and a camera to capture the abundance of magnificent wildlife. Use our Sian Ka'an itinerary builder app to visit Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on your trip to Sian Ka'an, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I booked the trip through Tui to Sian Ka’an The guide Gabriel was great he was knowledgeable and good fun. The journey to the boat by mini bus was about 3 hours from Riu Palace Mexico (rep told us 2.....  more
    I booked the trip through Tui to Sian Ka’an The guide Gabriel was great he was knowledgeable and good fun. The journey to the boat by mini bus was about 3 hours from Riu Palace Mexico (rep told us 2.....  more »
  • We took a spontaneous trip to see the biosphere. We had not researched it prior which was our fault. Once we arrived we had to pay $6 US per person to drive down a very primitive dirt road. It was... 
    We took a spontaneous trip to see the biosphere. We had not researched it prior which was our fault. Once we arrived we had to pay $6 US per person to drive down a very primitive dirt road. It was...  more »
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  • Just let the nature be nature. Dont pay the overpriced prices there. Dont go there and support the people who are supposed to take care of the park - they threw their beer bottles into the lagoon just in front of us. If you care about nature, stay far far away from there, even if it would be beautiful.
  • Beautiful quiet area. The road is bad but it’s also do able with experience. Look for the alligator under the bridge. The really sad part is that there is an extreme amount of trash along the otherwise stunning beach side of the peninsula. Really an insane, upsetting amount. Don’t be fooled by all the greenwashing in Tulum, be a good human and do your absolute best to minimize the waste you generate while on vacation.

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