Caribbean Coast Places

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Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an

Getting Here and Around

To explore on your own, follow the beach road past Boca Paila to the secluded 35-km (22-mile) coastal strip of land that's part of the reserve. You'll be limited to swimming, snorkeling, and camping on the beaches, as there are no trails into the surrounding jungle. The narrow, rough dirt roads down the peninsula are filled with monstrous potholes, completely impassable after a rainfall. In rainy season, don't attempt it without a four-wheel drive vehicle.

The archaeological site at Muyil is about 16 km (10 miles) south of Tulum (village and archaeological site) on Federal Highway 307, which passes through the site. By car it's 145 km (90 miles) south of CancĂșn and 212 km (132 miles) north of Chetumal.

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