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- Natural Wonders, Sightseeing Type
- Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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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 1.3 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 walk around the beautiful and expansive park.
Recent visitors remarked that the park is well worth the visit, calling it a must-see experience. Many stayed the entire day, but some even took two days to explore the expansive area. Several visitors recommend taking a boat ride into the wetlands of the reserve. You can rent a charter in the park, go fly fishing or go bird watching. Other tours are also available. If you're visiting later in the day, heed the advice of past visitors and bring mosquito repellent.
Sian Ka'an is accessible by both bus and taxi from Tulum. If you're planning to drive yourself, expect to pay an entrance fee of 35 pesos (which does not cover any of the offered tours inside the reserve), or around $2. For more information on available tours and prices, check out the Visit Sian Ka'an website.