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Take an Eco Tour & Explore the Natural Beauty of Sian Ka’an

A must-visit during your stay in Tulum, the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Sian Ka’an is a beacon of sustainable tourism in Mexico. Comprised of 1.3 million acres of land, including 150,000 hectares of forest, the Biosphere Reserve houses thousands of species of mammals, insects, birds, and crustaceans and is the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean. Take an eco tour of the reserve’s wildlife, explore the Mayan ruins, or visit the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – the second largest reef of its kind in the world. Go on a guided boat tour of the reserve’s historic waterways or explore the boardwalk and sites on your own.

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    • Entrance Fee: $50 MXN
    • Additional fees apply and vary by area visited


  • Daily: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Organized Tours

    • Sian Ka’an Nature Encounter
    • Sian Ka’an Reef Snorkel & Mayan Canal
    • Ancient Mayan Route
    • Birdwatching at Sunset Tour
    • Private Wedding Tour
    • Sian Ka’an Fly Fishing


    • Nature Trails
    • Birdwatching
    • Swimming & Diving
    • Mayan Ruins
    • Wildlife Viewing



What Does “Sian Ka’an” Mean?

In the ancient Mayan language, “Sian Ka’an” means “origin of the sky” and was so named by the Mayans who inhabited the area millennia ago. The reserve is home to 23 archaeological sites featuring Mayan ruins, including the renown Muyil archaeological zone, from where you can enter the reserve.

Where Can You Buy Tickets To Sian Ka’an?

Online tickets and reservations are not available for the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve; you can purchase tickets to the reserve via the Muyil Archaeological Zone, where you’ll find a ticket counter upon entry from the parking lot at a cost of $45 MXN. Walking through the Muyil Mayan ruins to the reserve is the easiest and most scenic route to enter the area. Tickets for the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve are available from the boardwalk entrance.