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Caribe Mexicano

Quintana Roo

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About Caribe Mexicano

Caribe Mexicano Biosphere Reserve.  With its more than 5.7 million hectares, this is one of the largest marine-coastal reserves in Mexico. It provides protection to the vast ma...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Cancún, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum and Mahahual, all within 1 Km.

  • Airport

    Cancun International Airport, Quintana Roo

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    By land traveling from the center of the country to the southeast and using the different federal highways that lead to the southeast of Mex...

  • Transportation facilities

    Public ground and air transportation, own or rented vehicle, or through tourist service providers.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    They are guided by the tourist service providers in each of the locations or activities.

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  • Schedules

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

    Some schedules can be extended

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Rain all year round.

Caribe Mexicano in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Light clothing related to the activities you intend to perform is recommended.


Services within the PA

Only infrastructure provided by tour operators.

Lodging near the PA


Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Fast food
Street food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Cancún, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum and Mahahual, all within 1 Km.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$60.37 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

TheCaribe Mexicano Biosphere Reserve protects the Mexican part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the first and only transboundary bar...

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Archaeological sites and sightings of fauna such as whale sharks, bull sharks, sea turtles, coral reefs, pelagic fish and birds.

Representative species of PA

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas), Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata), Yellow-lored Parrot (Amazona xanthol...

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You can see more representative species of Caribe Mexicano on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

They are summarized in the area's management program and vary according to the activity to be carried out.


  • PA office address

    North Operational Office (Punta Sam, Q. Roo): API Quintana Roo Sm 86 M 21 L 1 Km 4.5 módulo 2 Punta Sam Zona Continental de Isla Mujeres C.P. 77527 Cancún, Roo Central Operational Office (Tulum, Q. Roo): Centro de Interpretación de la Naturaleza y la Cultura Maya, Carretera Federal Tulum Calle Yalkú S/N, entre Tamul y Tulum, Tulum, Quintana Roo C.P 77780 Tel. (984) 688 8634. South Operational Office (Chetumak, Q. Roo): Av. Insurgentes 445, Edificio SEMARNAT, tercer piso, CP 77036 Chetumal, Q. Roo.

  • Phone

    +52 (984) 688 8634

  • Email

    Without information

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