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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Address: Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 1 Landmarks in Sian Ka'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours
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: Nature & wildlife areas, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Sian Ka'an no doubt a great place to visit. The road to Sian Ka'an is not well maintained and a local restaurateur told me that there is another way to get to Punta Allen by your own car, but we did not use that. We used iTour who have a day trip by boat in the lagoon. The tour assembles... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Just few kilometers south of Tulum you enter the completely different world. The typical tour consists of motor boat ride (you can use kayaks, but distance against the wind makes it challenging) through inland lagoons. At certain point swimming in the cold water is required. If your tolerance to cold water is low, take a foot path instead. On the... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

While in Tulum we investigated tours to Sian Ka'an and discovered that many last the whole day and include meals and all kinds of extras. We did not want to spend the whole day, so our taxi driver put us in touch with Diamanté Eco tours and fly fishing. We took the taxi to the start area which is little... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My husband, myself,my sister and her fiancé decided to book a few tours from Akumal Dive shop while staying at Akumal Sur. We had a lovely day with Community Tours at Sian Ka'an. We first stopped at a palapa covered,very clean pavilion for a snack of local flavors. Then on to the ruins. The guide Oscar was extremely knowledgeable about... More 

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ND
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The beach was perfect. Miles of beautiful white sand to enjoy. We paid just 20 peso to gain access to the beach. There are limited services there but this keeps the crowds down. Just pack your beverages and lunch for the day and enjoy.

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SAGINAW
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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We booked this excursion while we were on site at the Iberostar Tucan in Playa del Carmen. My wife and I absolutely loved this trip. We started with a walk into the jungle where we encountered Mayan ruins deep in the jungle. Afterward we walked even further into the jungle where we encountered a truly untamed, wild rain forest. We... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Getting to the reserve is quite hard. We had a minivan (don't choose the seat right above the rear wheels!!!) and the road is full of potholes and uneven at best. I took us about 1 1/2 hours to get to the point where we got onto nice fast boats when the trip finally became less of a pain in... More 

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Munich, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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