Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
- Type: Hiking and Parks, Natural Wonders
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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The Yucatán contains an abundance of eco-parks and natural reserves, but few compare to the breadth and natural wonder of Sian Ka'an. Just south of Tulum, the reserve contains more than 1.2 million acres of estuaries, reefs, cenotes, and wetlands. Within the park you can take tours of the local wildlife, take part in a diving or snorkeling tour, or simply just tour around the beautiful and expansive park.
Travelers on TripAdvisor remark that the park is well worth the visit, especially considering its small price tag. Many stayed the entire day, but some even took two days to explore the expansive area. One TripAdvisor reviewer recommends travelers "take a boat ride into the wetlands" of the reserve. You can rent a charter in the park, or you hire a kayak guide for a more active pursuit through the reserve.
Sian Ka'an is accessible by both bus and taxi from Tulum. There is a small entrance fee at the gate.