As we have seen previously, Punta Allen is the area with the most things to do in Sian Ka’an. In this area, you will observe more wild animals than in any other part of the nature reserve. It’s also nice to spend a night there to get away from the hustle and bustle of other destinations in the region. Discover Punta Allen with our travel guide, a tiny authentic village cut off from the world.
Snorkeling on the Sian Ka’an reef
Sian Ka’an is home to part of one of the world’s largest coral reefs – it is the second largest in the world. Four countries are sharing this reef: Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Sian Ka’an is home to nearly 120 km of this coral reef. Snorkeling on the Sian Ka’an reef is a must-do activity while visiting the Punta Allen area. You will find this activity on most boat tours in Punta Allen.
Sleeping in Sian Ka’an
The Riviera Maya is very touristy with its positive and negative features. To escape the tourist frenzy of cities like Tulum or Playa Del Carmen for a night or more, spending a night in Punta Allen is a great option. You will have the opportunity to experience a total change of scenery in a very small fishing village without electricity at certain times of the day… Are you excited about this experience? Discover our article: Where to sleep in Punta Allen, for a great experience.
Eating in Punta Allen
Even though Punta Allen is a small fishing village, you can find about ten restaurants in the village. If you spend two or three days there, you might get a chance to try all of them. But if you only spend a night or a day there, you will have to choose. That’s why our team developed a quick guide to help you to know where to eat in Punta Allen. You will find nice surprises in Punta Allen!
The wildlife of Sian Ka’an
The main thing to do in Sian Ka’an is to discover the animals living in this wonderful reserve. Sian Ka’an is home to breathtaking wildlife with turtles, lamentos, birds, crocodiles and, of course, the reason for lots of visits: the dolphin! Learn more about the animals to see in Sian Ka’an with one of the articles in our dedicated travel guide.
To observe these animals you will have to take a boat trip that will take you to the lagoons and to the reef. Some tours are available directly from your hotel for a more practical and comfortable experience. It’s hard to get there on your own. But if you are adventurous and have a 4WD vehicle, you can drive to Punta Allen and take a boat tour through one of the cooperatives on site. Exploring mangroves and lagoons in search of animals on a boat is a must-do activity in Sian Ka’an. You cannot miss this during your visit to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve!