Reserva de la biosfera Sian Ka'an
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The Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, the Mayan legacy

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Reserva de la biosfera Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka’an encompasses culture, nature, ancient civilisations and, above all, an unmissable natural paradise on your all-inclusive holiday to the Riviera Maya. The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a wonder in itself. It is an ancestral settlement wherein ancient civilisations lived together in harmony for hundreds of years.

When you visit the Sian Ka’an it’s like taking a trip back through time. This isn’t just because you’ll be surrounding by untouched lush nature, but because you’ll discover the Maya civilisation first-hand by taking a trip through its rich culture and history. Located an hour away from our hotel in the Riviera Maya, this reserve was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. There’s no wonder why either, as its 650,000 hectares are home to more than 300 different species of birds, 100 species of animals and 100 varieties of plants; making it the largest protected zone in the Caribbean.

Reserva Riviera Maya

Following its hiking trails and discovering its beaches that boast crystal-clear water and natural pools are all some of the most memorable things you will ever do. The impressive Muyil archaeological site, another rewarding remnant of the Maya civilisation, is another unmissable sight. This area stands out for its wide variety of mangroves which you can admire on a car ride towards the beautiful beaches of Punta Allen. From here, you can go on a boat tour to do some ray, tortoise or dolphin-watching, as well as other different marine species. In addition, you will admire the second largest coral reef in the world. This spot is truly a treat for your eyes!

Within the same zone of Punta Allen, you’ll discover an oasis of ports and traditional restaurants where you will taste some of the most delicious seafood dishes, such as: the famous rice with king prawns and vegetables, in addition to a vast array of traditional Mexican dishes you’ll be able to try in an unparalleled setting.

Come and discover a Mayan paradise on your holiday with the daily excursions we organise to the reserve. Discover a beautiful natural world in a jeep, explore the ocean floor on a boat and go snorkeling in its crystal-clear water. Enjoy an unforgettable experience, discover the Mayan civilisation and explore Mexico’s untouched and unique paradise.

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