According to the Maya Cordemex Dictionary, Sian Ka’an means “spell or gift from heaven”, although many authors refer to this destination as “place where the sky is born”, the names are perfect to one of the most fascinating natural reserve of Mexico, and of course, the Mexican Caribbean.

Located just at 10 kilometers from one of the main attractions of Quintana Roo, Tulum, Sian Ka’an covers an area of ​​653,000 acres of water and vegetation that will make you fall in love since your arrival.

We know that this may sound a little monotonous when you are vacationing in Cancun or the Riviera Maya, so here we have 5 things that you didn’t know about the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve that will make you want to visit it as soon as possible.

  1. In 1986 Sian Ka’an was declared a Biosphere Reserve and in 1987 it was named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, abbreviated internationally as Unesco.
  2. It shelters more than 1,400 species of plants, more than 300 species of resident and migratory birds, as well as pumas, ocelots, jaguars, tapirs, spiders and howler monkeys, white-tailed deer, wild boars, manatees, dolphins, crocodiles and several species of sea turtles.
  3. It is composed of a hydrological system with lagoons, wetlands, underground rivers and cenotes and its territory has ecosystems such as jungles, mangroves and 120 kilometers of reef that belongs to the Mesoamerican Reef System.
  4. In the region of Sian Ka’an, 23 Mayan archeological zones have been discovered, among them: Chenchomac, Chunyaxche, Vigía del Lago, Xamach, Tampak, El Platanal, Tres Cruces and Muyil; the latter with access for the tourists.
  5. There are excellent tours with which you can get to know Sian Ka’an no matter if you are staying in Cancun or somewhere in the Riviera Maya, one of them is the private tour of Savvy Tours, with which you will enjoy this magical place the best way.

The tour includes transportation from your hotel to the ruins of Muyil, entrance to the archaeological site with optional guide, walk through the ruins and ecological trail, water, soft drinks, beers and snacks to continue your tour, crossing natural channels by boat, flotation and swim in natural channels, return by boat to the departure point, transfer to Tulum for lunch (optional) and return to the hotel.

All this in a completely private environment, ideal for couples, friends or families, moving in minivans for 7 or 8 passengers with a large interior space that has a second row of super comfortable seats.

Have you already been convinced of visiting the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve? It’s time to book your tour with us! Do it directly on our website https://www.land-savvy.com/ or at the phone +52 1 (998) 156 86 33 or +52 1 (998) 114 34 34.