Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Sian Ka'an

#22 of 178 in Parks in Quintana Roo
Must see · World heritage site · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Take a tour tailor made for the ecologically conscious traveller at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean, the biosphere shelters thousands of species and forms a spectacularly diverse natural environment. Take a boat through mazes of natural mangrove canals, snorkel on the Mesoamerican Reef among incredible marine life, and take a boat tour to ancient Mayan ruins. Be sure to bring along biodegradable bug spray and sunscreen, your swimsuit, and a camera to capture the abundance of magnificent wildlife. Use our Sian Ka'an itinerary builder app to visit Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on your trip to Sian Ka'an, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The day trip was ok but I gave a note of four due to the fact we were able to see dugons, dolphins and turtles. Wonderful experience.  more »
  • Relaxing get away after the long two hour drive from Tulum, but so worth it! Not to crowded and affordable. Must take the boat to see the Laguna, Ocean to see the large turtles, dolphins, and swim in....  more »
  • Very sad visit - as of January 2021 don’t go there expecting untouched paradise away from all the Tulum glitter: the beach is covered in algae and trash. It is littered with plastic objects and particles. It is a very very sad sight, especially for a natural reserve, and the few people we met on the beach happened to share that opinion. I hope the park/local authorities organize removal campaigns but this seems to be a deep-running issue along the Caribbean coast.
  • An incredible nature reserve rich in flora and fauna. I’ve seen only a glimpse of it and look forward to exploring more of it in the future...

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