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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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Beautiful end to our Tulum trip

This is why i love tripadvisor. After reading some of the detailed and helpful reviews below we decided not to do an organised tour but to drive to Muyil, park there and explore... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is why i love tripadvisor. After reading some of the detailed and helpful reviews below we decided not to do an organised tour but to drive to Muyil, park there and explore the runs. After that we took the path (behind the "Castle") throught the jungle to the lagoon and then got a boat across the lake. Floating down... More 

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West Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

If you are hoping to find something that is not crowded and off the beaten path then this is a must do! We had a car and drove south of Tulum to the Muyil ruins(must have lots of bug spray for this place!). Shortly past the ruins on the right there was a little building that looked to be a... More 

4 Thank mrb415
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We opted for the do-it-yourself adventure for this trip. We started off at the Muyil ruins (50 pesos) and followed the path to the boardwalk to go through the jungle (25 pesos) and climb a four story lookout tower. We kept on the path until we reached the first lagoon. That's where hired a boat (500 or 600 pesos per... More 

5 Thank FreedomArcher77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The very best beach experience on the coast of Quintana Roo. Bring a picnic, and spend a day playing in the blue waves. Just ask the reserve's gate keeper where you can park to spend a few hours, they will probably recommend one of the Inns where you can have access to a bathroom, and sometimes bar service and beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My husband and I were interested in seeing Sian Ka'an. We first tried simply driving south from Tulum's hotel zone and went as far as the Boca Paila bridge where we were lucky enough to spot a crocodile!! The road is unpaved and quite bumpy though completely passable (drive it like it's a rental!), at least in dry weather. It... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great place if interested in wildlife and nature, amazing. Isobella (i think ) our guide was brilliant. We drove our own jeep, following the truck you could have gone in, saw crocodiles, turtles,dolphins, mangroves and birds. Rather disappointing flamingos and humming birds were not there, but that is because time of year, they migrate, apparently. Went in boat, which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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Studio City
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166 reviews
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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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