The diversity of life in Sian Ka’an is exceptional, offering our guests a truly unique natural environment. The name of the biosphere derives from the ancient Maya inhabitants who considered its natural beauty—the undisturbed vistas of the open sea complemented by the many-colored mosaic of the landscape—to be the “origin of the sky.”
The Sian Ka’an biosphere is one of Mexico’s largest protected areas with fascinating visual impressions of lush green forests and many shades of blue from the lagoons and Caribbean Sea. Sian Ka’an is home to charismatic animals such as the jaguar, puma, ocelot and Central American tapir. The reserve also provides habitat for a large number of resident and migratory birds. There is a great diversity of marine life, including the West Indian manatee, four species of nesting marine turtles, and hundreds of fish species. It’s a world unto itself and one you’ll never lose interest in admiring or exploring.