Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Sian Ka'an

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#31 of 144 in Parks in Quintana Roo
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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  • We has a fabulous day out. The ride in was extremely bumpy, though fun none the less, we had a boat trip through the mangroves spotting crocodiles and various birds. Then went through the slum village...  more »
  • Great walk that we did as a family. Parties in rental car up to 3km after the entrance to the reserve on a very battered road. We took diamante Maya towers where Hector and his small motorized boat has taken is in the lagoon observe fish manta rays crocodiles and birds with the explanations in bonus. Very nice all for 1700 pesos (two adults and two children). It is recommended. For info at the tour operator that is over €100 / pers.
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  • I thought about long to make this trip on your own with a rental car. Luckily I decided then to take a guided tour with ALE India of tours. Because of the way from the entrance is really dominated by potholes, this was a good idea in hindsight. The risk would be with a car to drive through here me too big. After about 50 minutes we did briefly hold on a bridge, there to see crocodiles. These were just but somewhere else. Not so bad, on the bumpy ride Allen went to Punta. Here, in this small fishing village, there was one kl. Snack to eat. Also, there are really very clean toilets. Then we boarded our boats. These could max 6 pers. + House captain. The boats had only a kl. Shade sails, were however not completely covered. If it's raining you will accordingly wet. Also water sprays while driving all the time in the boat. You should so consider what you take or pull a waterproof backpack into consideration. First, we have to dolphins kept an eye out, but saw none. Then we looked for turtles. There are some of them. The art is the moment to catch when they come out of the water to breathe. After we were allowed to watch this, we could see some dolphins on the way to snorkel. This is a very good camera. It was arrived at the snorkel spot off into the water. The swell was not to be underestimated. Other than a few lobsters we could see nothing exciting. Was fun but. Back on the boat it was somewhat cold, as we have made us on the way to swim in the "natural bath". Arrived there, it was right into the water. The water was really clear & sandy soil. As a result that's slightly shivered me heard of snorkeling, I felt water not as a 'warm' here too. But, it was nice. Then it moved everyone back to Punta. The captains of the boats enjoy some tip, insert so a few pesos. In Punta Allen you can then first what dry dress, before you to kl on that. Buffet crashes. Fully saturated, the bumpy route goes back. All in all I can really recommend this trip. The directions and the way back is really very bumpy. People with back problems, or pregnant women not really to be recommended. Quite feasible for everyone else. At least at the tour with ALE slide the seats were well padded & even if it slams times properly it's not your car Yes.
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