Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Just south of Tulum. With a name that translates in Mayan as "Where The Sky Is Born," this vast nature preserve and UNESCO World Heritage site is composed of more than one million acres of lush jungle and beaches. It is on a small peninsula but is home to nearly half the world's flora and fauna species, including monkeys, jaguars, pumas, ocelots, rays, crocodiles, and more than 400 bird species. Here, you’ll see mangroves, ancient Maya canals, and miles and the Great Maya Reef. Additionally, this reserve houses the rustic, mostly undeveloped Muyil pre-Columbian archaeological site.
●Community Tours Sian Ka'an Office in Muyil. Ecologically responsible technologies are used by this tour cooperative that makes a strong effort to be community-centric.
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