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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Address: Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
Phone Number: 9841314058
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Activities: Group tours/day tour, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Fishing, Kayaking, Scuba diving
Description: Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre...
Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.
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Highlight of our Tulum trip

With Sargassum seaweed all along Tulum beaches this tour came as a big saving grace for our trip. The boat ride was fun and it was even more fun when it stops for over an hour so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

With Sargassum seaweed all along Tulum beaches this tour came as a big saving grace for our trip. The boat ride was fun and it was even more fun when it stops for over an hour so we can jump into the narrow clear canal for 'river float'. Our family of four and just one other were in our group... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Biosphere is the great place itself, but the only reasonable way to get there is to hire one of the tour companies. And it is not so say that something is wrong with that, but only if you are into that sort of thing. I totally understand all these companies. Aside from the fact that they need to make... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a fun and unusual experience. Our family of 6 boarded a speed boat which took us across a large expanse of water to a mangrove estuary. We donned life jackets (worn like nappies) so that we floated upright through the peaceful waterways. The current took us on a half hour float. We had an underwater camera with us which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There are a few different ways to take in the Biosphere. We opted to start with the Miyul Ruins and work our way through the jungle to Lagunas Muyil. The highlight being the boat ride across the lake and then floating down the canal for half an hour in our lifejackets. So nice.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a great place to see nature at its best. The first time I got to view Dolphins and Turtles in their natural habitat. Every time we go to Mexico, we end up in "adventure parks". This leads to captive animals and staged nature. sian Ka'an was a real treat. We went with Croco Run Tours and took jeeps,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I were considering about how to spend our last day in Tulum, it was either staying at the beach relaxing or going to Sian Ka'an. We decided at the last minute to go to Sian Ka'an and it wasn't a good decision. 250 USD not well spent (yes, the tour is 125 USD per person(!!!) at least... More 

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Tulum, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Paradise in the SIAN KAAN. Hiked through the Jungle with Scuba Gear towards the Ocean. Explored Coral Reefs and Enjoyed the pristine and dream like environment. Superior Experience. Book with Agua Clara Project.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Arrived at the park at dusk, drove a few miles in and found a beach with a few campers. Set up a tent and stayed for a couple of days. On the weekend locals come to the beach but weekdays it is quite. Close to Tulum and ruins. Visited in March of 2008.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We visited the reserve as a small tour with just 7 people. We booked it through visitsiankaan.com where we had a lovely friendly fluent English speaking tour guide who has been working here for many years. We were picked up from our hotel & taken to his boat where we saw plenty of wildlife, birds, sea manatees & a 9ft... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

White sand, turquoise sea, turtles, lagoons, beautiful nature, beach huts, no hotels! I wanted to keep this place secret really but I am sure it wont last.

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Address: Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
Phone Number: 9841314058
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Sian Ka'an

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