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Sian Ka'an

Quintana Roo

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About Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.  This protected area, with more than 500,000 hectares of surface area, has several international designations including that of Natural Herit...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Felipe Carrillo Puerto, 35 Km from Santa Teresa field station, is the nearest town.
    In the northern part: Tulum at 10 Km.
    Tulum is 23 km from Caseta Muyil, another access to the reserve.
    In the northern coastal zone: Punta Allen is accessed through Caseta Arco Maya, a 50 km dirt road.
    In the southern coastal zone: Mahahual is 86 km away until reaching the second town within the reserve called Punta Herrero.

  • Airport

    Cancun International Airport, Quintana Roo

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    From Benito Juarez, Cancun, Quintana Roo, by federal highway 307, it is 180 Km to reach the Protected Area, at the Arco Maya access booth, i...

  • Transportation facilities

    Only by private or rented car. There are operating agencies that enter with previous reservation or through the authorized tourist service p...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    There are dirt roads, marked trails, and navigation areas for motorized and non-motorized boats.

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  • Schedules

    Every day from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $108.66 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Warm sub-humid

Sian Ka'an in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Comfortable clothing is recommended: shorts, cap or hat, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt for the sea, bathing suit, closed shoes for hiking, ...

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Services within the PA

Boat mooring buoys
Center of Culture for Conservation
Interpretive trails
Observation towers

Lodging near the PA

Catch and release sport fishing clubs
Private homes
Small hotels

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Fast food
Gourmet and regional food restaurants
Lunch in fishermen's camp

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Nearest locality to the PA

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, 35 Km from Santa Teresa field station, is the nearest town.
In the northern part: Tulum at 10 Km.
Tulum is 2...

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Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$108.66 MXN Entrance prices per person, per day, as collection of rights.

Senior citizens, pensioned and retired persons, disabled persons, and minors under 12 years of age will be exempt from the payment of fees, whose status will be accredited once they enter the Protected Area, if applicable, with the corresponding valid credential. A 50% discount will be applied to students and teachers with a valid credential, which must be presented upon entering the Protected Area.

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Interesting facts

Sian Ka'an preserves landscapes that take your breath away; it also includes archaeological vestiges and you can still observe signs of the ...

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Muyil Archaeological Site, Muyil Canals, Boca Paila Bridge, Muyil Lagoons, Chunyaxché, Boca Paila, Caapechén, Ascension and El Espíritu Sant...

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Representative species of PA

American Manatee (Trichechus manatus), White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata), Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Pan...

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You can see more representative species of Sian Ka'an on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. No sunscreen
2. No campfires
3. No extraction of flora and fauna
4. Do not leave marks on trees and archeological monuments,...

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  • PA office address

    Calle 61 número 767 Colonia Centro, C.P.77200, Felipe Carrillo Puerto. Quintana Roo, México.

  • Phone

    +52 (983) 8340265

  • Email


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