Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Sian Ka'an

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#32 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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  • October 1, 2017
    If you go on vacation in the Yucatán, one cannot visit this nature reserve, a world heritage site because it offers exceptional amongst emotions fabulous nature and pet free. We booked the tour through our hotel, with Settemari. The Guide, Lorenzo, Italian living in Mexico for so long, was very nice and prepared ... you could see he was a lover of nature and respect for animals. From Tulum there is about an hour by dirt road next to the jungle. Then we arrive in a swampy area with low mangrove swamps inhabited by crocodiles, which I haven't seen, and many birds such as Pelicans and egret. After a while the green colour of the sea gives way to a blinding blue beauty ... the name of the reserve means "where the sea meets the sky." In addition to whole families of dolphins who approached allegri we even saw a white turtle and a manatee. We then went swimming in natural pools and had lunch in a very colorful and relaxed fishing village. It was really a perfect day ... the place is unique!
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  • September 22, 2017
    Unfortunately in Italy has known little but the 2 September occurred an incident between two lances in Sian ka'an carrying 12 Italian tourists and businessmen alike, 2 of which initially dying ... We have been through hell. they may be beautiful places (although I doubt even this for what little I've seen) but the danger of the hike is very high given the lack of any kind of aid and the total disorganization for any kind of help. Consider that it is somewhere in the middle of the sea, without no phone coverage, no electricity and everything happens on lances to nothing.. consider that the first aid of 2 people dying dying was done after about 3 hours, by which time they were moved to the island with machines and mattresses of the locals without any kind of help, in Mexico there are no helicopters so you can imagine the hell. I can understand that an accident can happen anywhere but it's shameful organize excursions to places so isolated in a completely insecure and dangerous, putting people's lives at risk on a daily basis. I hope that nobody can pass what we went through us for this launch this message, DON'T GO! Until they shall maintain a system of safe should not exist these excursions. Can anything happen there from an illness, a fall or an accident and you won't be alone away from the world! TO BE AVOIDED!
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  • September 11, 2017
    Nature in sea, land and air. You can see turtles and dolphins, pelicans and Ospreys, crocodiles and a long list of wild animals. You move you along a path something "dented" with SUVs and by boat to enjoy nature in its most pure with lagoons, reefs, beaches... highly recommended excursion.
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