Sian Ka'an | Unesco Treasure since 1987


Established in 1986 and declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO since 1987. Thousands of years ago the original Maya appreciated the exceptional natural beauty of this stretch of coastline, naming it Sian Ka´an, or “Origin of the Sky".

Located on the Eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the State of Quintana Roo, Sian Ka´an is one of Mexico's largest protected areas, established to manage 528,148 hectares of intricately linked marine, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems. Along its roughly 120 kilometres of coastline.

The biosphere is a perfect habitat for hundreds of species of birds, wild mammals, reptiles and marine life and includes more that 20 maya ruins and archeological sites.

Punta Allen lies in the middle of this paradise and on May 11, 2015 was officially declared as the "Permit Capital of the World". Take a walk in the park to see the big permit sculpture donated by Italian artist Alberto Coppini for this important event.



Flora and Fauna

The diversity of life in Sian Ka'an is exceptional.

The tropical forests are home to charismatic mammals such as Jaguar, Puma, Ocelot and Central American Tapir. The property also provides habitat for a large number of resident and migratory bird species. There is a great diversity of marine life, including the West Indian Manatee, four species of nesting marine turtles and hundreds of fish species.

Sian Ka'an Flora and Fauna