ADVENTURES

Personalized Tours & Excursions

Fortunate to be held amongst the rich nature of the Sian Ka’an reserve and steeped in the culture of the ancient Maya, the excursions at Mukan Resort provide exemplary service, privacy and beauty. Whether enjoying the secluded virgin island for a picnic and canoe ride, exploring caves and cenotes with our private guides, or fishing fresh out of the salty waters of the Caribbean, our guests have all the very best experiences available to them. Personal concierge services are available to book tours and activities for guests. All excursions are subject to availability and all fees will be billed to the guests’ Mukan Resort folio.

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SERVICES

Round Trip Transportation (Ground & Boat)

Mukan Resort is located 161 km from Cancun International Airport*. Our driver will meet you at the Airport, an air-conditioned Van is equipped for a comfortable 1:50 hr trip to the entrance of the Sian Ka’an Reserve. There, the adventure begins: board a local boat with our Captain and ride the beautiful lagoon between mangroves. 50 minutes.

Total duration:  2:40 hrs

Recommendations:  Wear comfortable shoes. Bring a light hand luggage bag with items you may need as soon as you arrive –to take on the boat-, as our driver will pick your suitcase at the Sian Ka’an Pier and bring it by land (arriving 50 minutes later than you)

* Cancun International Airport serves major international airlines and charters as Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Air Berlin, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, America West Airlines, Avianca, Brittish Airways, Copa Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Iberia, Interjet, Jet Blue Airways, Lufthansa, Northwest Airlines, Lanchile, Martinair, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, WestJet among others.

For boat transportation, your arrival to the airport shall be no later than 3 pm, otherwise, ground transportation will be arranged or we may assist you in booking a night in Tulum.

One-Way Boat Transportation

Meet our Captain at El Ultimo Maya Pier for a 50 minutes boat ride across the mangroves labyrinth.

Total duration:  50 minutes

Recommendations:  Wear comfortable shoes.                                                            

* If you are driving your own car, the parking lot at El Ultimo Maya charges $7 USD per day. Boat transportation is only available from 7 am to 5 pm.

EXPERIENCES

Fly Fishing 

Sian Ka’an saltwater lagoons offer a world class location for fly fishing. The range of game fish is exciting: bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and barracuda. Our guide will take you to the best spot to cast your line; the beautiful sceneries are an added bonus. Our guides are native fishermen of Sian Ka’an who know the lagoon intimately: its waters, schedules, routines of the fishes. They will assist you on with the best equipment. They are the perfect link between you, the lagoon and the fish.

Total duration:  4 – 7 Hours

Inclusions:  Fishing equipment (rod, reel, line, flies), repellent and organic screen, water, fruit, beers, sandwiches

Bird Watching

Discover one of the most prolific tropical bird populations in Mexico. Migratory, endemic and some endangered birds are found in the area. The day starts very early, with a brief talk about the search of the day and how to make guests participate of the official hotel bird watching statistics. The exciting walk begins, followed by a boat tour to explore the lagoon species. Birds such as hairy heron, hummingbird, ibis, spatulas, pelicans and many, many more aquatic and endemic birds are flying, nesting, passing by, resting, foraging. Jorge Machado is a passionate birdwatcher, certified in Nature Tourism, who has researched for various publications on the biosphere, birds of the peninsula and local sustainability programs. Jorge or one of his certified guides will join you in this exciting exploration.

Total duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

Inclusions:Binoculars, notebook, guide sheet, repellent and organic sun screen, water, guide and boat

Biosphere Exploration

Your immersion to the wonders of the Biosphere, begins as soon as you board a rustic boat at the Mukan’s dock. Lea Bartel, our guide, will help you to understand how the rich ecosystem of the Biosphere works, the importance of the mangroves, the local flora, the different currents of water, the beauty of the reef and the discovery of marine life: fish, turtles, dolphins while you swim and snorkel either in the Cabo Culebras area or in the natural pool. Bartel is a German nature lover who has lived in Punta Allen and Tulum for 4 years. Certified as a Nature Guide, she speaks Spanish, English, German and Italian and is an enthusiastic collaborator of some of the Biosphere programs, a defender of nature and a proud resident of the Punta Allen community.

Total duration: 4 hours

Inclusions:  Binoculars, snorkel equipment, repellent, organic screen, water and fruit, guide and boat

Scuba Diving

The richness of marine life in the Riviera Maya offers surprising encounters with various types of coral, fish, rays, turtles, dolphins and even seasonally bull sharks. Your PADI Dive Master will meet you at the Sian Ka’an dock to take you to test your equipment in Tulum and start the introduction to a great experience.

Total duration:  Approximately 2 to 4 hours

Inclusions:  Transfer by boat to Sian Ka’an pier and by land to Tulum Beach Dive Master, boat, equipment, water, fruit

* Dive certification is required. 

Cenote Diving

Rivers run underground in the unique soil of the Yucatan Peninsula, caves are found underwater, some of them even connecting these rivers. The cenotes are the entrance to these geological formations, sinkholes with crystalline waters and singular flora.  On your dive excursion, our Dive Master will take you through one of the spectacular cenotes on this side of the Peninsula, either Dos Ojos, Angelita or Calavera.

Total duration:  Approximately 6 to 7 hours

Inclusions:  Departure on boat from Mukan, land transportation to the cenotes and back to Mukan, private dive master, two tanks per person, full gear, water, snacks and a packed lunch

* Dive certification is required. The second person may choose between diving or snorkeling.

Tulum

Tulum is a bubbling town with an architecture based on elements such as palms, woody vines, wood and local stone. Little hotels next to the beach, restaurants with fresh and innovative proposals, boutiques with fine textiles and creative designs create a community where hipsters, wellness followers, and locals ride the busy street that connects Sian Ka’an with the rest of the Riviera.
Our team will arrange a wonderful day enjoying all that Tulum has to offer, including a boat or land tour by the lagoon, a visit to the ruins on a guided tour, shopping and eating in the town, and a visit to a nearby cenote to cool off.

Total duration: 6 hours in Tulum + transfer (1:45 hrs by boat or 3 hrs by land)

Inclusions:  Round trip transportation, 6 hours of car with driver in Tulum, professional guide in the Ruins and tickets, water, fruit, nuts (food in Tulum is not included)

* Dive certification is required. The second person may choose between diving or snorkeling.

Experiences for Independent Explorers 

We are always happy to recommend ways to explore the surroundings of Mukan on your own.

Recommended routes:

  • Town of Punta Allen
  • Natural pool
  • Coral Reef

Equipment Available at Mukan:

  • Bicycles and helmets
  • Kayaks, paddle boards and snorkel gear
  • Binoculars

The Mukan Connection 

At Mukan we care about nurturing your body and spirit, enhancing your communication with the Biosphere and ensuring the enjoyment of your stay. The activities in Mukan are suggested in a weekly Mukan Connection Program; normally two to three daily activities are led by our staff and guest specialists. The activities are normally at no extra cost, except for gastronomic activities, which cost is indicated in the weekly calendars.

Mindfulness

Hatha Yoga
Yin Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga Morning Meditation

Surviving Lessons

Rudimentary fish
Cut of coconuts

Gastronomy

Guacamole & salsa recipe
Love to tamales
Tequila Tasting

The Biosphere

Collective beach cleaning
Introduction to the Biosphere by Lea Bartel (talk) Star gazing

Activating

Jogging to the natural pool (7.2 km)

Social

Sunset cocktail
Family style BBQ

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