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Yum Balam

Quintana Roo

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About Yum Balam

Yum Balam Wildlife Protection Area.  It is located in the northeast corner of the state of Quintana Roo. It is home to an interesting combination of rainforest ecosystems, mangr...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Kantunilkín at 50 Km.

  • Airport

    Cancun International Airport, Quintana Roo

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    Via free highway to Cancun Kantunilkín to Chiquilá in 140 Km (2 hrs.)
    From the city of Merida Yucatan by the free highway 180 to Cancun,...

  • Transportation facilities

    Private or rented car, private cabs, tour operators, public transportation. Small boats (lancha), which can be hired on the island of Holbox...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Road and marked trails where visitors can go with specialized guides.

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  • Schedules

    Monday to Friday from 07:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $108.66 MXN

  • Average weather in the area


Yum Balam in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Comfortable, long-sleeved, cool clothing that can get wet is recommended.


Services within the PA

Handicrafts, sustainable products and souvenirs stores
Interpretive trails

Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Fast food
Palapas in the federal zone
Street food stalls

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Kantunilkín at 50 Km.

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

The Mayan meaning of Yum Balam is Lord Jaguar and the area is a refuge for more than 90% of the endemic birds of Yucatan, as well as a prote...

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Yalahau Spa and wildlife sightings such as birds, spider monkeys and howler monkeys.

Representative species of PA

Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Margay (Leopardus wiedii), Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata), White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa), Red m...

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You can see more representative species of Yum Balam on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. To be inside the trails
2. Have a specialized guide
3. Do not disturb wildlife.
4. Do not use sunscreen to enter the cenote....

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  • PA office address

    Calle Reforma Agraria S/N, entre Rafael E. Melgar y Javier Rojo Gómez, C.P. 77320.

  • Phone

    +52 (984) 87-500-73

  • Email

    Without information

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