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Enjoy a Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Day Trip from Tulum, Mexico

Enjoy a Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Day Trip from Tulum, Mexico

Situated just south of Tulum on the Mexican Caribbean Sea, the massive Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses 528,148 hectares (1.6 million acres) of intricately linked marine, coastal and land-based ecosystems. KASA Hotel Parota is excited to support ecotourism at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve by offering a carefully-curated tour that takes guests up close and personal with the Riviera Maya’s intense natural beauty.

History of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Tulum

The name Sian Ka’an means “Origin of the Sky” in the ancient Maya language and it’s easy to see why that name was chosen for this particular region of the Mexican Caribbean! A quick glance at any Sian Ka'an biosphere map will reveal roughly 120 kilometers (75 miles) of pristine coastline, diverse tropical forests, palm savannah and extensive untouched wetlands, including lagoons, massive mangrove stands, sandy beaches and dunes. Best of all, the close proximity to Aldea Zama and Tulum town proper makes it easy to enjoy all of this simply by booking a Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve day trip from Tulum when you stay at KASA Hotel Parota!

Enjoy a Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Day Trip from Tulum, Mexico | Sian Ka'an

Experience a Sian Ka'an Biosphere Deluxe Tour by Boat!

Ecotourism at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve plays an important part in both education and conservation efforts. The tour operators we work with believe that people can enjoy everything the natural world has to offer, including economic activities like fishing and tourism, provided sustainability remains the number one factor when making decisions and planning excursions.

Our Sian Ka’an Biosphere tour starts between 7:30-9 a.m. when guests are picked up at the hotel for a drive through the lush coastal jungle, followed by a scenic boat ride to explore where the Boca Paila lagoon connects with the Mexican Caribbean Sea. As you snorkel along the world’s second largest barrier reef, the tour guides will provide a wealth of information about the ecology and history of the region, which also boasts freshwater springs where manatees are sometimes seen, as well as sand banks and some of the world’s best beaches.

The tour also explores Ascension Bay, which is a popular fly-fishing destination that is also home to countless colonies of nesting birds, including frigates, spoonbills, egrets, herons and more. Participants will learn about the importance of the extensive mangrove stands while looking for sea turtles, dolphins, sea stars and many other creatures who make their home in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico.

Enjoy a Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Day Trip from Tulum | Sian Ka'an Aerial View

Next, guests arrive at the tour’s final destination in Punta Allen, where they will enjoy a traditional and delicious Caribbean-inspired lunch, followed by some free time to explore or relax. Punta Allen lies at the end of a 56-kilometer (35-mile) coastal road that runs between the Mexican Caribbean and Ascension Bay, offering the perfect place from which to explore the local marine ecosystems. Although lobster fishing is still the main source of income for residents in Punta Allen, tourism is quickly becoming an important part of the local economy, as more and more people come to experience true Caribbean culture and explore the incredible biodiversity of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve beaches.

After exploring Punta Allen for a while, guests will enjoy a picturesque ride back to Tulum, where they are dropped off back at KASA Hotel Parota between 5:30 and 6 p.m. This tour is designed for travelers who are excited to explore the culture and natural beauty of Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Professional guidance, transportation, entrance fees, a boat ride and use of snorkel equipment are all included in the tour, along with fresh fruit, water, non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and lunch.

Do you have questions about vacationing in Mexico’s Riviera Maya? Post them in the comments!

Ready to book this experience? Click here for details about the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve day trip from Tulum offered thru KASA Hotel Parota!