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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Playa del Carmen

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Open Hours: Mo to Th from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM,Sa from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
This 1.3 million acre biosphere reserve boasts lagoons, tropical forests, mangrove swamps and barrier reefs and is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including crocodiles, flamingos, tropical blooms and manatees. To reach the reserve, Cozumel visitors take the 30-minute ferry ride to Playa del Carmen on the mainland followed by an 1.5-hour bus ride to Tulum . Tours can be made in the town of Tulum with the non-profit Amigos de Sian Ka'an. Tour packages start at USD48 per person.