Sian Ka’an Biosphere
Cradling the shores of Mexico’s Caribbean coast is Sian Ka’an, a natural biosphere reserve that showcases some of the most diverse and beautiful natural habitats in the world. This protected area, the largest in all of Mexico, stretches for more than 75 miles along the coast of Quintana Roo, and is home to diverse wildlife and marine habitats, as well as a series of ancient Mayan ruins.
Known as “the origin of the sky” according to the Mayans, this stunning nature reserve embraces over 969,000 hectares of land and includes an exuberance of jungle habitats, mangroves, cenotes and coral reefs. The region, almost completely unchanged by the hands of man, is an immaculate retreat just begging to be explored. Rich in both flora and fauna, this “gift from the heavens” offers some of the best ecotourism activities on the entire continent.
The Sian Ka’an Biosphere was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1987 for its extraordinary biodiversity and fascinating Mayan ruins. Visitors to the area become one with nature as they embark on a journey of discovery, revelation and pure serenity. Whether exploring one of the 23 ancient Mayan archeological sites, snorkeling among the exotic marine life in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef or trekking through the jungle on a birdwatching tour, guests are sure to experience a once in a lifetime adventure.
Captivating eco-friendly tourists and nature lovers alike, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere is the perfect setting for those who seek unalloyed tranquility and exclusivity. As home to some of the most unique and biodiverse habitats in the world, Sian Ka’an presents an exciting invitation for those dedicated to preserving the unparalleled natural balance that exists within its realm.
The Sian Ka’an Biosphere is a distinct world, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.