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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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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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Not to Be Missed

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is not to be missed. It is huge, and comprises multiple habitats (jungle, beach, mangrove, coral reef) with amazing biodiversity. Plan to spend at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Avery H
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is not to be missed. It is huge, and comprises multiple habitats (jungle, beach, mangrove, coral reef) with amazing biodiversity. Plan to spend at least a day, and book a tour. You do not want to drive here. We had the good fortune to book a tour that was just 4 people.

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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a boat tour with itours and didn't regret it. Don't bother with jeep tours as it is a really bad road and wastes precious hours you could be spotting dolphins and swimming with turtles. Lots of interesting wildlife to see, waters so clear to swim in and a lovely restaurant for lunch available too. I am so very... More 

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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did this trip independently and saw muyil ruins first. There was an observation tower which gave an amazing view of the lake and then went on a boat tour which mainly was a way to see the lake, float on a natural lazy river and view a Mayan trading house. I saw a vulture and also bats in the... More 

3 Thank Annie H
Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made the trip from Muyil, outside the ruins the boar drivers will ask. If you go early the price is 600 if it's around 1-2 pm they might go down to 350 each in a group of 6. That includes boat to the second lagoon, and floating in the manglars for may e 30 minutes, also a lifesaver and... More 

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Glen Ellen, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much wild nature everywhere there! They care a lot about the environment and your safety but still let you be around the wildlife. Many undocumented ruins hiding in the jungle for you to find. Very very cool.

1 Thank gwestcott
santa clarita, california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I were really looking forward to our drive from Tulum today at the entrance of the Si'an Ka'an..going down to the bridge that crosses the lagoon water emptying out into the sea. We hadn't been there in about 7 years and were exited about going back. The bridge stop was beautiful. The scenery was beautiful. All I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My husband and I just took a trip a few days ago out to Punta Allen from tulum It was a rough pot hole ridden road with huge water pot holes from the rain We drove out small rental car out and it took almost two hours to get there but SO worth the horrible drive We found some locals... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stopped at the Muyil Ruins and bought a tour of the ruins and a trip through the Sian Ka an conservation area. We were picked up after our walk through the Mayan ruins by a driver who took us to meet our boat captain. We took a boat through two large fresh water lagoons and then dropped off to... More 

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Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Whenever I think about Sian Ka'an I will think of glorious paradise,where endless mangrove forest and emerald/turquoise water shine in the Caribbean Sea. Our trip started in Tulum and after a bumpy ride,let's call it a "jungle safari" and one stop at Boca Paila,where what I saw was billions of swarming colonies of sardines,we arrived at our first destination.From there... More 

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burlington ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A great and relaxing float down the canal with mask. Beautiful water. When we reached the end the guide took us across a lagoon where the guide pointed out many different species of birds. The lagoon didn't prove to be a sighting ground for any manatees but a nice boat ride nonetheless. The picnic on the beach was very relaxing... More 

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