Essentials in Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an
Sian Ka'an Visitor Center. Sian Ka'an Visitor Center is 9 km (6 miles) south of Tulum, just past the archway on the coastal road toward Boca Paila. Several kinds of tours, including bird-watching by boat and night kayaking to observe crocodiles, are offered on-site through the Sian Ka'an Visitor Center. The rickety observation tower offers the best view of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere—just don't look down. 998/887–1969 National Commission of Natural Protected Areas; 984/141–4245 cell at Visitor Center; 984/108–8853 cell at Visitor Center. www.cesiak.org.
Visit Sian Ka'an. Local guide Aldo offers various tours of Sian Ka'an, including bird-watching, fly fishing, snorkeling, and wildlife excursions. The popular Nature Encounter Tour includes a boat trip into the lagoons of Boca Paila and Campechen in search of crocodiles, birds, and manatees. Coastal road Tulum-Boca Paila-Punta Allen, Km 15.8, Sian Ka'an, Quintana Roo. 984/141–4245 or 984/108–8853. www.visitsiankaan.com.
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