Free dolphins swimming in the sea: the magic of the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve
The entrance to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is located south of the Tulum area, from which starts a track separating the freshwater lagoons from the Caribbean Sea. It has diverse ecosystems like mangrove forests, sea grass beds, barrier reef and Caribbean beaches. In this untouched natural reserve, you will have a direct contact with exuberant wildlife and breathtaking beauty.
Sian Ka’an is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna coexisting in this National Park that covers 5280 km²/1304714 acres, making it the third largest protected area in Mexico. The Biosphere Reserve is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican Caribbean.
With all this said, Sian Ka’an is one of the most fascinating natural places on earth, and it also gives you the opportunity to have the experience of a lifetime: free dolphins swimming in the sea, the magic of Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
If you are an animal lover, you already know that the best way to admire them up close is by observing them in their natural habitat.
One of the most fascinating swimming mammals are dolphins, and chances are you will be able to see them while visiting the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and booking a certified tour. A Group of wild bottle nose dolphins live permanently in Sian Ka’an and if you are lucky they will swim by your boat, as they tend to revisit a specific area.
Most companies are reliable and protect the environment, make sure you purchase bio-degradable mosquito repellant and sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Other wild animal species you might see in Sian Ka’an are crocodiles, spider monkeys, starfish, white and green sea turtles, manatees, tropical fish and other reef creatures. It is also a great place for bird watching as you may spot pelican, bobo, heron, cormorant, green parrot, flamingo, pink spatula, spoonbill and eagles.
Remember you will be in a natural environment, so encountering these animals could be a matter of luck and patience. Even if you do not see all the species you expected to, the sole fact of being inside of one of the most beautiful and rich biosphere reserves in the world is, in itself, an experience worth living.
While in Tulum, come and witness free dolphins swimming in the sea, the magic of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.