Even if it is possible to do some activities without a local agency’s help, you will have to spend money if you decide to venture into the jungle. Marasha’s tranquil ecolodge, nestled by the lakeside, provided a serene retreat. Alongside a local guide, we set sail on a boat to witness the prehistoric charm of Hoazin birds and stood before the majestic ceiba tree as Ramiro shared its ecological significance. Stay in an eco-lodge far from Leticia and plan everything from there. Erin McNeaney and her partner Simon sold everything they owned and left the UK in March 2010 to travel the world forever.
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A voice-over pronounced, “Welcome to the Moonshine Jungle” and suddenly the drape vanished. As soon as Mars reached the microphone the music started.
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It is mandatory to book tickets online due to Covid 19. The online booking of tickets is very easy and can be done in advance.
You can purchase a ticket directly from the bus driver this time, which should cost somewhere around $30-$50 pesos per person. Alternatively, there are many colectivos and taxis that ply this route. Expect to pay $20-$40 pesos per person for a colectivo or perhaps up to $100 pesos for a taxi back to Tulum. If you’re charged significantly higher than that, we recommend declining. There will be more affordable options coming along semi-frequently, whether bus or colectivo. While the $6,000-peso (~US$320) price seems quite expensive to us, it could be worth it if you have a group that can share the cost. The price of the boat ride into the Sian Ka’an lagoon is firmly a fixed price of $1,000 pesos per person.
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This was so helpful 🙂 I had a great visit thanks to your detailed advice. Eventually we took the 2 hours trip which was fun. Catch a southbound bus or taxi from your hotel to Tulum and then continue with the instructions provide in this guide. Alternatively, choose a tour that offers hotel pickup at Barcelo Maya Palace.
Thanks so much for your detailed description of how to go here. We went there on Monday, 14th with a rental car to the Muyil ruins and had the place nearly to myself. The boardwalk through Sian Ka’an was great, saw some interesting fauna ( flora was also exciting for Europeans, but since it wasn’t our first selva experience, were not impressed).
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We will definitely keep your recommendation in mind and are sure to enjoy sian kaan! We will let you know when there are any changes regarding the prices. It’s funny how so many hotels and hostels can’t advise how to get to Muyil & Sian Kaan, yet it really is so easy. 🙂 Glad you found it as such and are gaining confidence with independent travel down here!
The boardwalk and the observation tower could do with some maintenance in places so watch your step! Afterward had a lovely lunch in an open air restaurant on the opposite side of the road to the carpark and a bit further along. Thanks so much for the update on your recent experience. In the past 5+ years, it’s never been a problem at all to get a boat ride on your own. There’s always been plenty of people ready to take visitors out for a ride through the lagoons and the canal float.
After the harrowing trip down that looong, battered and bruised road the beauty and secludedness of Punta Allen took over and we knew we would be staying longer. We cancelled the Cozumel leg and extended our stay at PA, with the help of our gracious host Nikki at Serenidad Shardon, which was a beautiful property right on the beach. The car park is just off the major road and the ticket booth is in site of the parking lot. I thought it looked completely safe but there is always some level of risk leaving valuables in your vehicle. Its interesting to hear that they charged $700 pesos per person.
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