Sian Ka’an, with masses of watery jungle action to the left and marine life to the right. Photo by Ken Thomas.
South of Tulum is the last tourist attraction on the Maya Riviera, an as untamed jungle, Sian Ka’an, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to wild vegetation, beaches, mangroves, lakes, Mayan canals and Maya ruins.
Roads there are rough and mosquitoes tough, but if you’re looking for a bit of unspoilt Mexico and ready to hire a good vehicle, preferably 4WD or take a small tour package then this is literally an off-the-beaten-track paradise (if you remembered to bring the repellent).
Some of the activities you could indulge in are wildlife spotting (crocs, dolphins and turtles included), fishing, boating around ancient canals and mangroves, visiting almost lost Maya ruins, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and loafing on unspoilt sand (well there may be seaweed on it but definitely no mega-resorts! )