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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Address: Q. Roo Mexico, Sian Ka'an, Mexico
Phone Number: 9841314058

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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Tons of wildife and a wide range of everything.

This was a last minute stop on our way to the south border. It was well worth it though. The range of wildlife out here was amazing. So many birds, and animals and the plant life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cold Lake, Canada
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Cold Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a last minute stop on our way to the south border. It was well worth it though. The range of wildlife out here was amazing. So many birds, and animals and the plant life was beautiful. I had wished that evening that we stopped in here earlier in the day to see more of it. We even saw... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK so the road through the national park leaves a lot to be desired ... 1.5hrs of bone crunching, bum numbing bumps with the occasional glimpse of the most amazing beaches. It's worth stopping at the bridge to spot the crocodiles if you are lucky. Having said that the boat trip was amazing as we found Dolphins, Sea Turtles and... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in downtown Tulum for five days. This excursion was highly recommended by the managers at our hotel. We decided to give it a shot. Man, were we very pleased with our choice. Luckily for us, this time of year is not as busy. We were able to set a date with any trouble. We were in a group... More 

1 Thank 08blanco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Third time and still a charm! We took my brother and his wife down to Punta Allen. We had a 4x4 jeep, and it rained like crazy while we were in Punta Allen. You could see everyone's mood just dampen because of the rain, but I knew the fun that was to come!!! The bumpy ride we had on the... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is 1.3 million acre home to an incredible diversity of ecosystems: wetlands, native tropical forest, mangrove lagoons, and the second largest barrier reef in the world. There is birds singing all along your hike past tangled vines around the steep walled pyramids of Muyil, The trail had enormous ceiba trees, held sacred by the Maya as... More 

Thank 387indy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

1 hour 40 mins on a horrendous bump road on a bus/truck with no window getting whipped by trees and covered in dust and spiders was not a great start! Then your out on a speed boat looking for dolphins manatees turtles and other wildlife that's the best part it's amazing then go to a lagoon it's special ! Just... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Always thought this was too far to go to ,but after leaving the beach in Tulum we visited downtown Tulum . Its a small typical Mexican town . Unpretentious small eateries, stores .. stopped at a gas station to get directions back to the beach and were directed to the beach road which has all of the Quaint hotels on... More 

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Buckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

along trip leave at 630am not back till 7-8pm but what a great day starts off on back of a 4 tonne truck in seats like a safari style drive through 27km of road track only track/road through this consevation area and when you see it you can understand why. you are well watered and beer was all free amazing... More 

1 Thank Carl L
Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

First time entering the road to Punta Allen we found an amazing "private" beach, we paid to enter but we were basically the only ones around. It was magical, like out of a magazine. My parents discussed taking the trek all the way to the point, you see Jeep convoys going down that way everyday, but they weren't sure if... More 

Thank Stella Z
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is a very long and very unmaintained road. It takes about three hours to go from the beginning to the town of Punto Alan. Punto Allen is a small town that is only accessible by this unmaintained road. It is a small fishing village and is known for its flyfishing waters. Ascension Bay is a world-class flyfishing destination. The... More 

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