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Punta Allen

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The Reservoir of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, which means, “Heaven’s Door” is one of the best kept secrets of the adventurers that are seeking direct contact with nature: Punta Allen.

The natural treasure that Sian Ka’an keeps, in the Caribbean sea, is not only large and heavy, but also was declared Natural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1987.

For exploring the area, you can start from Javier Rojo Gómez town. This place with barely 400 inhabitants is located over a stretch of land which is called Punta Allen, about 50 kilometers from Tulum, at the Riviera Maya.

Even though the distance that separates Punta Allen from other towns and places more inhabited and modernized, the difficulties around getting here have made this place relatively isolated.

Two options available to get to Punta Allen: you can either rent or use a vehicle of your own. It is advisable to use an all-terrain. The second option is taking a bus to the Caseta Arco Maya, where you will find a pier, here you must take a bot and you will be at Rojo Gomez in approximately 40 minutes.

It is worth mentioning that if you select option 2 you have to check the transportation schedule in advance since spaces are quite limited. It is not possible to come back the same day.

The whole tour takes about 2 hours. It is recommended to make a stop at Boca Paila, here you will be able to spot crocodiles in its natural habitat.

Once you get to Punta Allen, you will realize that all the difficulties to get here are totally worthy. You will have in front of you an idyllic paradise of beaches of fine white sand, an emerald sea and sweet life all around you.

At Punta Allen you can visit its abandoned lighthouse which is surrounded by exuberant vegetation, 3 lagoons, including the famous Black Lagoon and a pier where you can start different trips for enjoying the sea and its fauna.

The fishermen community and service providers that live at Punta Allen have organized themselves in order to offer you boat rides of about 3 hours with fixed rates, the same is true for kayaking through the mangrove or doing trekking to discover the natural richness of the zone.
The Reservoir of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, which means, “Heaven’s Door” is one of the best kept secrets of the adventurers that are seeking direct contact with nature: Punta Allen.

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The natural treasure that Sian Ka’an keeps, in the Caribbean sea, is not only large and heavy, but also was declared Natural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1987.

For exploring the area, you can start from Javier Rojo Gómez town. This place with barely 400 inhabitants is located over a stretch of land which is called Punta Allen, about 50 kilometers from Tulum, at the Riviera Maya.

Even though the distance that separates Punta Allen from other towns and places more inhabited and modernized, the difficulties around getting here have made this place relatively isolated.

Two options available to get to Punta Allen: you can either rent or use a vehicle of your own. It is advisable to use an all-terrain. The second option is taking a bus to the Caseta Arco Maya, where you will find a pier, here you must take a bot and you will be at Rojo Gomez in approximately 40 minutes.

It is worth mentioning that if you select option 2 you have to check the transportation schedule in advance since spaces are quite limited. It is not possible to come back the same day.

The whole tour takes about 2 hours. It is recommended to make a stop at Boca Paila, here you will be able to spot crocodiles in its natural habitat.

Once you get to Punta Allen, you will realize that all the difficulties to get here are totally worthy. You will have in front of you an idyllic paradise of beaches of fine white sand, an emerald sea and sweet life all around you.

At Punta Allen you can visit its abandoned lighthouse which is surrounded by exuberant vegetation, 3 lagoons, including the famous Black Lagoon and a pier where you can start different trips for enjoying the sea and its fauna.

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