Useful tips

Can you visit Sian Ka An without a tour?

Can you visit Sian Ka An without a tour?

If you do decide to visit Sian Ka’an without a tour then you will need to get yourself to Punta Allen. Sian Ka’an boat tours only go from Punta Allen, so you must go here and speak to the boat captains directly to organize your boat tour.

Why is Sian Ka’an a World Heritage Site?

The high biodiversity value of the Sian Ka’an protected area is part of the reason why it was recognized by UNESCO. There are thousands of flora and fauna species that inhabited this region. The following is a list of the biological species found in the protected area of Sian Ka’an: Yucatan Black Howler Monkey.

How do you pronounce Sian Ka An?

I had commandeered my friend Susan to come to Mexico with me in January to visit Sian Ka’an (pronounced see-AHN KHAN, Maya for ”where the sky is born”) and also another, more accessible Yucatán reserve, Celestún, famous for its flamingos.

Why is Sian Ka An important?

It provides a habitat for a remarkably rich flora and a fauna comprising more than 300 species of birds, as well as a large number of the region’s characteristic terrestrial vertebrates, which cohabit in the diverse environment formed by its complex hydrological system.

How do I get to muyil?

The easiest way to get to Muyil from Tulum is to get the Mayab bus from the main ADO station in Tulum. It leaves every hour or so and costs $28 (US$1.45). When you get to Muyil, you’ll need to pay an entrance fee of $20 (US$1) for the park.

Can you swim to the reef in Tulum?

Shore snorkeling in Tulum If you check on Google Earth or on Wikimapia, you can see that the Tulum coral reef is not so far from the shore (about 250-300 meters) so if you are a good, confident swimmer, you don’t need to sign up for any boat snorkeling tour just simply swim to the reef.

When can you see whale sharks in Tulum?

Whale shark season in Mexico officially runs during summer time, from the 15th of May until the 17th of September, when they migrate to this area to feed before heading south toward the warmer waters of Central and South America until the following year.