The biosphere reservation Sian Ka’an, on the Quintana Roo coast is a protected natural space and a world heritage site. Its coral reefs, beaches, mangroves, wetlands and lagoons are home to 23 Mayan archeological sites, 103 mammal species and 336 bird species.
Its population mainly works in tourism and in the area investigation projects about sustainable development are being developed.
Sian Ka’an is one of those places where you want to do nothing. The famous Dolce Far Niente of the Italian’s seems to be designed for a place like this. However, once you’ve decided to visit you will see that there is a lot to do: paddling in the lagoon, take a trip to observe the birds or go fishing or simply take an aquatic walk by one of its rivers.
Going to Sian Ka’an turns out to be surprising by itself, so being there don’t be surprised if you find a turtle or a monkey, because everything that that lives there has the priority of been conserved.
How to keep intact a beauty as majestic as the one of this place? While there are places in Sian Ka’an that you cannot access, the trip in the so-called “buffer zones” is exciting enough.
This biosphere reserve is pretty near to Cancún city, which is why it turns into a very accessible visit, although it’s totally different to Cancún with its big malls and fun sites. Sian Ka’an is a place to connect with an almost naked nature.
A few days ago, we were thinking about how much it means – to an ecosystem – an act as simple as cutting a flower and taking it as a souvenir. From Sian Ka’an it’s best if you don’t take anything with you, you can always rely in the beauty of the memory… and of course in photographs.
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