In the Mayan language it means “Where the sky is born”. This is the name of the Biosphere Reserve that is located in the south – east of the Yucatan Peninsula, which was declared by UNESCO in 1987 “Natural Heritage of Humanity”. The Reserve occupies an area of ​​528 thousand 147 hectares, where they are home to hundreds of different species of flora and fauna. Some species are in danger of extinction, therefore the Reserve is a protected area.
A dirt road starts from Tulum that, following the coastline, reaches Punta Allen. The path allows you to appreciate a wonderful landscape as well as flora and fauna. Punta Allen is a small fishing village whose boatmen cooperative offers various tours of the Reserve.

Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

In Punta Allen there is a restaurant on the beach that serves snacks and refreshing drinks as well as sea dishes.
Boat tours through the Biosphere enter the mangroves, which are home to an enormous biological diversity, both birds and fish, crustaceans, mollusks, etc. The tangled channels of the mangrove lead us first to the Laguna Negra; with a lush tropical ecosystem; to finally flow into the Caribbean Sea. The sea is turquoise blue and as it is a protected area you will find species in the wild such as starfish, turtles and dolphins that can be appreciated during the boat ride.
Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is also home to part of the second largest coral reef in the world. Helped with your snorkel, visor and fins you can appreciate the corals, coral fish, manta rays and barracudas.
Five minutes by boat from the reefs are real natural pools, the Blanquizal, where you can relax in the crystalline and shallow waters of the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by an enchanting natural landscape.

Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Biological species

Yucatán Black Howler Monkey
Yellow-Lored Amazon
Great Blue Heron
Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey
Crested Caracara
American Crocodile
Morelet’s Crocodile
Black Iguana
Spotted Paca
Central American Agouti
Magnificent Frigatebird
Greater Grison
Ocellated Turkey
Wood Stork
White-Nosed Coati
White-Tailed Deer
Collared Peccary
Brown Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
American Flamingo
Roseate Spoonbill

Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve