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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  • We have stayed 2 weeks at the beaches of Tulum. We haven’t undertaken a solid research before we decided to come here. I was here 17 years ago and can tell now how I was shocked to see the...  more »
  • Well I always have to do things the hard way and not listen to other people's reviews. It's my bad, it's my fault that this was the worst day of our trip. 2 hours to drive in the worst 22 miles of.....  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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