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Biosphere Reserve of Sian Kaan, Mexico

From series “Famous Unesco Sites in North America”
There is an amazing biosphere reserve in Mexico, which deserves attention of travelers from around the world. Sian Kaan is located in the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. Sian Kaan got the status of the national reserve in 1986. The park will be a real boon for those who love to explore natural attractions. A large part of its territory is covered by tropical forests. It’s also worth noting that the reserve embraces coastal waters of the Caribbean Sea. There’s a part of the barrier reef, so fans of diving will be glad to visit these places.

Biosphere Reserve of Sian Kaan, Mexico While walking through the park, travelers will have an opportunity to admire rare mangroves, as well as to see the cane of more than 3 meters height and a lot of other amazing plants. The park is home to over 330 species of birds and 100 species of mammals, so a walk won’t boring at all. In addition to natural beauty, there are unique archaeological sites. Here, researchers have found ruins of ancient Mayan cities. The age of some of the artifacts discovered by archaeologists is more than 2 000 years.

The marine treasures of the reserve are also worth admiring. At certain times of the year, you can watch the turtles by the coast. Divers will have an opportunity to see rare species of fish, including hammerheads. The reserve area is about 5 280 square km. Fans of marvelous forests, those who love to rest at the scenic beaches, as well as fans of ancient history will find attractions here. Next - Nahanni National Park Reserve

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM/CAJERO BANCOMER ADO CHETUMAL' located in 34 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Operadora de Servicios The Mayan Coast' is located in 34 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Servicio Caribe' in 34 km
Supermarket: 'Ek Lopez, Sara' in 33 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacias Union Hospital' in 33 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Asadero El Pollo 3' in 33 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Chichen Itza International Airport CZA - in 155 km
 »  Cancun Airport CUN - in 207 km
 »  Isla Mujeres Airport IMU - in 233 km
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Best hotels near Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Kaan


Located in 34 km from Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Kaan
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Rooms: 1
The bungalow has 2 double beds and 2 single beds. There is a living room and dining area. The private bathroom comes with bathrobes and free … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Turquesa Maya

Located in 35 km from Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Kaan
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Rooms: 18
Rooms here will provide you with air conditioning and a cable TV. The private bathrooms feature a shower and free toiletries. Local cuisine is served … More: photo, rates and booking
Posada La Conchita

Located in 56 km from Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Kaan
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Rooms: 13
Rooms and bungalows at La Conchita feature colourful, functional décor and 24-hour electricity. Each one has a fan, a small dining area and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Sol Caribe

Located in 60 km from Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Kaan
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Rooms: 8
The restaurant at the Sol Caribe has a bar with a deck offering fantastic views of the Caribbean. Argentinian, Italian and American dishes are … More: photo, rates and booking

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