Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
4.5
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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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Emmanuel B
Lobbes, Belgium64 contributions
Dugongs !
Sep 2021 • Family
The day trip was ok but I gave a note of four due to the fact we were able to see dugons, dolphins and turtles. Wonderful experience.
Written 4 September 2021
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Just
1 contribution
Breath taking!
Jun 2021 • Family
Relaxing get away after the long two hour drive from Tulum, but so worth it! Not to crowded and affordable. Must take the boat to see the Laguna, Ocean to see the large turtles, dolphins, and swim in the beautiful tranquility natural water.
Written 24 August 2021
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Jamie S
1 contribution
Amazing 🤩 12/10
Aug 2021 • Couples
The tour is one of a kind. Amazing view. Our tour guide Thomas was funny and very insightful. 12/10. Water is absolutely beautiful
Written 15 August 2021
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,099 contributions
Nice if you're nearby
Jun 2021
We accessed the biosphere from the Muyil Ruins. We enjoyed walking through the marsh even though we didn't see any wildlife (other than mosquitoes and spiders!). We made it to the canal and walked back, but if you like boat rides, I would highly recommend hiring a guide. You can get one right off the beach if you don't want to book in advance.
Written 14 August 2021
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Rosa Maria P
2 contributions
An incredible experience
Jul 2021
We booked the Sian Ka'an Reef Snorkel & Mayan Canal tour in July 2021. We saw one crocodile at a very large distance, a couple of manatees, some birds and a few common fish. We could not snorkel due to the water condition. This is not a complaint though, as we understand that Nature has its own schedule, which does not always suit our plans. On the bright side, we´ve been to a beautiful lagoon and a secluded beach, travelled through mangrove canals and floated down the Mayan canal. The place is incredibly beautiful and Aldo, our guide, was knowledgeable and friendly. The only thing that prevented this experience from being perfect was that, contrary to the ad, the boat did not have a canopy or any sort of shade. According to Aldo, it had been damaged or something like that, and he provided a piece of cloth to cover ourselves. Considering that the wind made it hard to keep the cloth on and that we spent over 5 hours under the midday sun without any sunscreen, as instructed, probably the decision to go on with the tour in a boat without any shade was not a good one. Still, my recommendation is that you do not miss this incredible tour, but make sure your boat has a canopy and you have some biodegradable sunscreen at hand.
Written 11 August 2021
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Camper550425
17 contributions
Best Day Ever at Sian Ka'an Biosphere - Mexico
Apr 2021 • Friends
Living Dreams Mexico took us to Sian Ka'an Biosphere where we boated, snorkeled, swam and looked for wildlife and birds. We also enjoyed a fresh caught fish lunch! Best day ever!! Thanks to wonderful guides that were super helpful and kind! We sure appreciate the special one on one attention we got from both Alieo and Reis!
Written 21 April 2021
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Tomas Egan
5 contributions
Motorcycle ride from Tulum to Punta Allen through Sian Ka'an
Mar 2021
I rented a motorcycle (sort of like a dirt bike) and rode from Tulum to Punta Allen through Sian Ka'an. It took about 1.5 hours each way and by car I'm sure it's much longer.

It was a absolutely beautiful ride with very few people on the road. I saw an alligator at the bridge which was pretty cool.

The water was so blue so much of the trip. The only sad thing is seeing all the trash that washes up on shore :(
Written 10 April 2021
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Anne R
Walluf, Germany28 contributions
Biosphere Sian Kaan - What a shame that this place is called a biosphere!
Feb 2021 • Couples
We have stayed 2 weeks at the beaches of Tulum. We haven’t undertaken a solid research before we decided to come here. I was here 17 years ago and can tell now how I was shocked to see the difference. Plastic trash and seaweed all over. At least the beaches in front of the hotels are being cleaned every day - but I fear that the plastic trash is not managed as how it should be. Then we decided to go by bike to the Sian Ka‘an biosphere, hoping to see a different picture. We were shocked to see that there was the same situation. Plastic trash all over!! I eventually got the link to the 30 minutes documentary „The dark side of Tulum“, made in 2019 with Rachel Appel as director. I only can recommend to watch this film to everybody who plans to come here. We all take responsibility for our planet, to keep the wonderful nature as it is. Tulum and this biosphere is such a paradise and we need to take care that this beautiful region won‘t die. The responsible politicians should change immediately the current way of allowing the building of hotels without keeping minimum standards of sewage and waste management. The prices in Tulum are very high, the investment costs in contrast very low. So where does all the money flow when not even a small part is invested in ecological development and waste management? I only can encourage people to get informed and handle accordingly.
Written 16 February 2021
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Jeanine_RR
Leitchfield, KY158 contributions
Would not consider going back until the road is fixed
Jan 2021
Well I always have to do things the hard way and not listen to other people's reviews. It's my bad, it's my fault that this was the worst day of our trip. 2 hours to drive in the worst 22 miles of your life EACH WAY. I don't even think I could enjoy the excursion because I knew we were in for that hellish drive home.

My bra broke even though I was holding my chest the entire time, that's how bad it was, and no one should be taking rental cars on that road, it's just rude.

All for what? To see a couple Dolphins and some birds? You can see them many other places with out that drive. Punta Allen was a nice little town I may want to return to some day if they fix the road, but I think I need at least a decade to recover from this last trip.
Written 29 January 2021
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Tomatillo25
Minneapolis, MN23 contributions
Do not use Easy Tours, don’t go by Jeep
Dec 2020 • Friends
If you decide to take this trip, skip the Jeep and the bus and go straight by boat. My friend and I made the mistake to reserve the Jeep. It’s a 2-1/2 hour drive to go 30 miles to Punta Allen. (Plus another 2-1/2 to get back) This is a horrible road full of potholes and trash. To add to the misery, it was just 2 of us that reserved a Jeep so we had to chauffeur around 2 strangers also doing the tour, because tour operators want 4 people per Jeep. So we paid more than our passengers but I had to do all the driving. Also had to do all the interpreting because none of the guides spoke English. Do not use Easy Tours or at least just go on the boat all the way and skip the Jeep and the horrible road. It’s a scam.
Written 27 December 2020
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