Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve: Everything you´re looking for
Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is such a place that you can´t describe with words, or even with pictures. The beauty of this biosphere reserve can only be observed by your own eyes.
Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is located at the east-coast of the peninsula Yucatán, Mexico. The area is part of ´UNESCO World Heritage´ since 1987. Sian Ka´an was inhabited by the Maya´s. They called the reserve ´Origin of the sky´. The most important reason why I like this place so much is because of the diversity. Lagoons, Mayan ruins, mangrove forest and a remarkable abundant of flora and fauna.
Muyil Mayan Ruins
Muyil is one of the amazing sites which Sian Ka’an owns. Do you want to see some Mayan Ruins? Muyil is the place to be! Here you can enjoy the ruins without the crowds. You´ll also find jungle, lagoons and mangrove forests here. Overall, Muyil is the place for nature and culture lovers.
Do you love to see turtles, fish or dolphins and lagoons? You will all find it in Punta Allan. This is a village in Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve with only 277 inhabitants (2005). Because of the flora, Punta Allan is a perfect place to fish and snorkel. The beaches are beautiful, which makes it a perfect place to relax as well.
When you´re in Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a visit to a cenote can´t be missed. My favorite cenote in this area is Cenote Azul. The water of this cenote is crystal clear and blue. Azul is wide but not very deep, which makes it more fun for me! The flora is truly breathtaking. The cenote has many caves and is very suitable for snorkeling. There is a very deep spot in the waters of Cenote Azul. You can jump from the rocks into this deep spot. The first time, I was a little bit scared but after that I wanted to jump again and again.