Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (79 min)
It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 by Unesco. Its estimated population is 2000 inhabitants, most of whom live on the coast, mainly in the fishing villages of Punta Allen and Punta Herrero. On the coast of the reserve there are wide white sand beaches, small bays and mangroves. Each of these spaces houses different types of fauna; home of the jaguar, tapir, manatee and peccary. Sian Ka´an has a system of underground freshwater rivers that interconnect the cenotes and the Petenes, unique in the Yucatan Peninsula and the world, without a doubt, the most important natural capital of the Reserve. In addition to being one of the areas with unique landscape beauty, it has great importance for the region and the world for the environmental services it provides, as is the case of the Carbon reservoirs found in the mangroves.
Tulum Ruins (16 min)
The Tulum ruins are not the largest in the area of Quintana Roo but it is true that despite this “small size”, they are located in the most “paradisiacal” environment and there they are on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, on a small cliff, and with that turquoise blue sea in the background.
Tulum’s architecture is varied: religious buildings, public, walls. But inside the walls only the most qualified lived (architects, priests, astronomers, etc.), the rest they did outside these walls. The building that stands out above all others is “El Castillo”. Built by the sea, it has a privileged view of the Caribbean Sea. It was one of the oldest and most important buildings for its work, that of “lighthouse”. At night, the torchlight of its interior was seen through two windows on the facade, and thus the navigators were guided on their journey through the coral reef (the 2nd longest reef, after the Great Barrier Reef Australian). The temple of the Frescoes. Named for its interior decorated with these paintings. Casa de las Columnas and Casa del Halach Uinic, the two best examples of residential architecture in Tulum. Another activity that can be done within the ruins of Tulum is to enjoy the spectacular beach at the foot of “El Castillo”.
Kaan Luum Lagoon (13 min)
The name of the Kaan Luum Lagoon in Maya means yellow earth. This beautiful lagoon is surrounded by lush jungle that protects this enigmatic place. Here you can do kayaking, paddle boarding, yoga and walk along the only pier that goes into the lagoon, which leads to the cenote that is in the middle of it. This cenote has a depth of 82 meters where you can dive or apnea, although if you want to see yourself less adventurous, you can also immerse yourself in its turquoise waters, which do not exceed the shoulders.
The Great Cenote (8 min)
It is located about 3.5 kilometers from Tulum, on the road that goes to the Mayan ruins of Cobá and very close to Nah Kaan. It is the perfect place for diving and swimming, with crystal clear waters, where you can see the turtles and fish with natural lighting.This majestic cenote is the most famous in the area, it has a circular shape inside and you can admire the stalactites and Stalagmites, its depth is 10 meters and is illuminated by natural light which shows the spectacular crystalline water.
Cobá Ruins (43 min)
Here you will enjoy several things that you will not find elsewhere; the highest pyramid in the Yucatan (where you can climb), an archaeological site of the largest in Quintana Roo (only surpassed by Chichen Itza), the same place where the ruins are located is already an incentive since they are in the middle of the jungle.
Skull Cenote (8 min)
Located between Tulum and Cobá, this cenote owes its name to the fact that at the bottom of it a human skull can be seen, although it is also related to the 3 holes in its dome and simulate the face of a skull. It is located in the jungle so you will have to leave your vehicle in the parking lot and walk approximately 100 meters to find this semi-open cenote. Upon reaching your mouth you can access in two ways one is taking a leap or go down a completely vertical staircase, either one way or another the end will be the same enjoy its crystalline and fresh waters that give you a break from the summer heat. While swimming you can see how the light passes through the holes making a wonderful light effect.