Sian Ka'an Arch (Entrance To Biosphere)

As you enter the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, the first thing you will encounter is a Maya ruin. This ruin, he Sian Ka'an Arch is the gateway to the reserve and the prefect way to begin your encounter.


In addition to being an ancient ruin, this arch also stands as the entrance to the Sian Ka'an Ecological Preserve.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in the Riviera Maya if you plan on visiting Sian Ka'an Arch (Entrance To Biosphere), as travelers to this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There are a notable collection of lodgings in the community near this landmark.

Hotels near Sian Ka'an Arch (Entrance To Biosphere)
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Amansala Resort 0.5 mi. (8.6 km) N
Las Ranitas Lodge 0.7 mi. (8.3 km) NNE
Suenos Tulum Lodge 1.0 mi. (7.8 km) NNE
La Zebra Hotel Lodge 1.3 mi. (7.4 km) N
Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro Lodge 1.4 mi. (7.2 km) N
Parayso Hotel And Spa Hotel 1.6 mi. (6.9 km) N
Shambala Petit Hotel Cottages 1.8 mi. (6.6 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

Sian Ka'an Arch (Entrance To Biosphere) is located south-southwest of Akumal, in the Riviera Maya; it is six miles (nine and a half kilometers) to the south of Tulum.

You are required to park about a quarter of a mile from the ruins, so expect a walk.

There are several picks of eateries to choose from in the community immediately near Sian Ka'an Arch (Entrance To Biosphere). Hechizo, which offers International fare, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. It's just about a few hundred yards from this landmark, so stop by and dig in! Mil Amores and Tierras Del Sol are additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities where you could try a new dish and experience the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean culture.


Operating Hours

Give the historic site a call ahead of time to get their hours of operation.


To pass through the arch and enter the ecological preserve is 25 pesos.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (984) 141-4245 Or (984) 108-8853


Location: Coastal Road Tulum- Boca Paila- Punta Allen Km 15.8, The Riviera Maya, Mexico


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