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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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Untainted beautiful nature in Sian kaan

A fantastic place that you must visit if you are in playa del carmen or Tulum. We saw dolphins, turtles, crocodiles, a rare lamantine and several beautiful birds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place that you must visit if you are in playa del carmen or Tulum. We saw dolphins, turtles, crocodiles, a rare lamantine and several beautiful birds.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went without booking a tour, hoping to find one once there (without someone to show you around, you cannot wonder too much alone) We asked at the entrance of the Reserve and we were sent to a Camping where Captain Bambi received us. He gave us a boat tour of the lagoon and went snorkeling. We managed to see... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a beautiful experience. We floated on a lazy river of crystal clear water. The hotel concierge arranged the transportation. We had 13 in our party, rode in an air conditioned van to the site. We had life jackets in the boats and had a cooler full of cold water. The staff was very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My family and I (16 year old son and wife) visited the Sian Ka 'an Biosphere as part of an 8 day visit to the Yucatan (our 2nd). After much research I discovered how you can DIY and have a FANTASTIC visit. The Biosphere itself is divided into 2 sections for most tourists. What I'll call the Muyil side (the... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There is a paved road off the main road for 1/2 dozen miles or so that goes by a bunch of small places to stay. 10 kilometers from where the pavement ends, down a badly rutted dirt and gravel road is the locked nature center gate. We drove a few more kilometers and turned around. It was wall to wall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sian Ka'an isn't as amazing as it was before a string of hurricanes and strong storms ripped through and damaged the reef and canals, but it is still an adventure and a revelation to those who haven't seen the beauty of the Caribbean and what lies beneath it. We loved the hikes and snorkeling, as well as the people we... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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