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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Address: Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Sian Ka'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Fishing, Kayaking, Scuba diving
Owner description: Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.
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Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Fishing, Kayaking, Scuba diving
Owner description: Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "Where the sky is born") is a 1.3 million-acre biosphere reserve.
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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were warned that the roads would not be good. Which is ok. It is a biosphere reserve and the road quality around shouldn't be their main concern. After going 10 km on what seem to be private property on the beach, one charging entrance to the beach and many many real estate properties for sale (shouldn't this be a... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Amazing place. If we had our car would have gone in further. With the bikes we didn't go much further than the info hut. Was disappointed the tours were so expensive though - 900 pesos per person for a two hour trip is pretty steep for a family of five. My kids really wanted to tube through the mangroves but... More 

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Holland
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55 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We wanted to go to Punto Allen with a normal car, but stopped the adventure after 25 km. The road became too bad. Holes were filled with water and you could not see how deep they were. It is a beautiful environment, although I wished there would also be tracks inside the park, to enjoy the real wildlife.

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Barcelona, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Life experience and check on bucket list! Jeep, speedboat, bird watch, turtles, dolphins, snorkeling and paradise beach... Do you want more? AMAZING!

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Mexico City
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We arrived to Punta Allen after the 2.5 hour jeep drive from Tulum, we had a quick snack and went on the local boat tour. The boat took us into the sea, after a few minutes we stopped and started looking for turtles with no luck. So we went further in, to search for dolphins and we found them! It’s... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We visited Sian Ka'an nature reserve, it is located 16km south of the tulum ruins. The cost to enter the site is very reasonable for a beautiful habitat. We moved south of the main gate about 4km and organised a tour of the inlet and reef of the coast with Hector was very accomadating, the tour lasted about 5 hours.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Its a great adventure. Take care because the road is VERY bad, but the surroundings, nature and sunrises are beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We visited Sian Ka'an with iTour Mexico and had an amazing day. The staff were very friendly and the whole thing was well organised. We got to see so much wildlife, it felt as even the wildlife was organised to turn up at the right time at the right place. AVOID doing the tour by Jeep. We did the whole... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The service and attention in Cesiak sucks. They cancelled my reservation 2 days before my arrival. I was having guests coming from the other side of the world and they cancell everything, we were confident that we will not have any problems and now everyhting turn so difficult. You are trying to give them a call and no one answers... More 

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Mankato, MN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We took Hwy 109 into Sian Ka'an and stayed the night about half way to Punta Allen. The road is very rough but it gave us a chance to look around at the jungle. Very thick jungle but we saw a few birds we haven't seen before, and the road goes by the coast in some areas. The large amount... More 

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