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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Address: Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
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Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3...

Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.

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Relaxing float through nature

My boyfriend and I did the Ancient Canal trip with Javier- It was amazing. Javier was a great guide and taught us about the plants and animals in the lagoons while we floated... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the Ancient Canal trip with Javier- It was amazing. Javier was a great guide and taught us about the plants and animals in the lagoons while we floated downstream. He also did a great job bringing the group together so it didn't feel like everyone was standing around in their own subgroups. The tour starts... More 

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Thank Angela D
Redwood City, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing natural park where you can get up and close with the natural state of the Mayan peninsula while also getting access to the history and culture that pervades the entire region. In reading these reviews, it's clear our experience was significantly improved by having the right guide. If you are a family and planning a visit-... More 

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sian Ka'an has several entrances but two of them are the must know. First, the Muyil entrance which is next to the Muyil Ruins. There are wonderful excursions by boat thru the green colored lagoons and then you float (bring your swimming suit) in canal, it was gorgeous. The second entrance is in Boca Pailas and all the way to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The one day trip was amazing! It was organised by Thomson directly from our hotel. We traveled by speedboats through mangroves. Amazing sea life, beautiful views, amazing beach. It was definitely the highlight of our trip.

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Thank Carriad7
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sian Ka’an Biosphere is a 1.3-million-acre tract set aside in 1986 “to preserve tropical forests, savannas, mangroves, coastal and marine habitats and 70 miles of coastal reefs.” It is located about ten kilometers south of the ruins at Tulum along QRO 15. Guide books describe the road through the Biosphere, stretching 50 KM along the Punta Allen Peninsula, as... More 

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Thank Jack G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told that this is where we would find "virgin beaches" which excited me as my favourite beaches are undeveloped with no facilities and typically due to this - no people! We drove through the park entrance from Tulum and had to pay $31 peso park fee - happy to do so to protect the park. We then drove... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on this trip on my own, booked through my hotel. It didn't bother me being on my own, everyone was very nice, and helpful! Our guide Ricardo told us to leave our troubles behind, and I achieved this! For me it was just a beautiful trip! We saw everything!! A turtle, crocodile, manatee, pelicans, and a family of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of the most amazing things everyone should be able to do. The contact with nature is incredible and you will get to see different kinds of animals that live in the reserve. Don't forget the snorkeling.

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Thank Luis M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we rented a car to go there. The road is really nice, plenty of iguanas, pelicans, herons, etc. The entry to the natural park is also cheap. After 60 km you will arrive to Puerto Allen. When we were reading stuff to go there, everything we read was talking about "take food with you, is nothing there" or "is no... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this trip through Thomsons as our rep was so enthusiastic about it. We were not disappointed. The tour is lead by enthusiastic and informative guides. You speed through the mangroves in small boats spotting all sorts of creatures and wild birds en-route. We saw crocodiles, manatees, dolphins, and turtles, snorkelled on the reef and swam in the most... More 

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