Sian Ka'an

What if someone told you there’s a natural place in Tulum so special that even UNESCO has recognized it and added it to its World Heritage Sites list? You heard it right; that place is the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Tulum, which is a scenic ecosystem sculpted by nature on the coast of Mexico. The place is so rich in biodiversity and scenic places that you’ll be awed by the richness the place has to offer.

It has tropical forests, mangroves, savannahs, and marshes all merged and morphed into each other perfectly like a work of art. The reserve has lakes and rivers, sandy dunes, and long beaches. If this all was not enough, this place also has a barrier reef. This wide variety of habitats obviously means huge biodiversity of flora and fauna.

One can easily spot a variety of migratory and native bird species and a host of water creatures such as manatees, turtles, and fishes. On the land, the most easily spotted animals are ocelots, pumas, jaguars, and tapirs. Although you might not see all of the diversity, you’ll surely experience an ecstatic oneness of nature at this biosphere reserve.

Things To Do In Sian Ka’an Biosphere

There are many things one can do while being in reserve. Below mentioned are some of the must-do things that you should not miss out on in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve:

  • Sian Ka’an Tours: 

Most of the tours will take you to Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. The companies organizing these trips make it easier for the tourists and take care of all the hassle such as ticketing, traveling, etc., so that one can enjoy the most with the least amount of exhaustion. You’ll be able to experience a lot of natural beauty on the tour of the reserve.

  • Muyil Ruins: 

With a bunch of nicely restored Mayan pyramids and temples, Muyil ruins are the remains of a once-bustling city of Muyil of Mayan civilization. Inhabited for more than a thousand years, the civilization here vanished, leaving just the ruins behind. For all the history buffs visiting the places, this spot will be a good addition to their memorabilia.

  • Sian Ka’an Boat Trip:

With crystal clear turquoise water, the lagoon in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve has a shimmering vibe to it. You can see the Mangrove trees on the shore along with the tropical forest at a distance. The scenery looks just picture perfect for anyone to believe at first sight.

  • Kayaking and Snorkeling: 

Professional guides and trainers along the beach shore provide snorkeling and kayaking experiences to those looking out for some adrenaline rush. All the equipment necessary for enjoyment and safety is made available.

So, you might have understood by now why UNESCO added the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve to its World Heritage list. Be sure to add it to your itinerary when you visit Tulum and thank us later for making your trip a memory of a lifetime.