Playa del Carmen
Sian Ka’an Biosphere
Sian Ka’an is 1.6 million acres of natural environment. It was established in 1986 and became UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. There are over 350 species of birds, 100 species of mammals with many specific to this region of Mexico. The tour will take you deep inside the reserve where you will see dolphins, jaguars, crocodiles, sea turtles and manatees. You will drive to Punta Allen, a small fishing village where you will have a snack and place your food order and then take a boat tour of the mangrove waterways. You will swim in the Boca Paila (natural pool) where the water is crystal-clear with a white sand bottom. The boat will then take you to Cayo Calebras where you will see the dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, pelicans, just to name a few species. You will then snorkel at a colorful coral reef. The tour ends back at the beach restaurant where you will enjoy your meal and relax at the beach before heading home. The tours are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:30 am with a cost of $135 USD per person. Groups of 6 or more can request tours on other days. Sian Ka’an is located near the Mayan ruins of Tulum.