Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

About Sian Ka'an Biosphere
  • 528,000 hectares
  • Protected habitat for endangered species
  • Colorful coral reefs
  • Kayak tours to the mangroves
  • 30 mystical Maya places

Sian Ka'an Biosphere

An enormous nature reserve, the Sian Ka’an biosphere was founded in 1986 in order to protect and preserve the region’s natural environment and its wildlife, which includes over 100 species of mammals such as deer, monkeys and jaguars, bird life, marine life and elements such as coral reefs, mangroves, sand dunes and wetlands, among other impressive habitats.

In the area, which covers approximately 528,000 hectares, around 30 Mayan sites can also be found.