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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Centro Ecologico Sian Ka’an (CESiaK), Mexico

Close to the Mayan ruins of Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula is the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest protected area on the Mexican Caribbean. Grab one of the raised cottages on site and you’ll be immersed in the 1.3 million-acre mix of beach and wetlands. CESiaK runs completely on sun and wind energy, using rainwater for water needs, and utilizing a wetland waste treatment system. Grab a sea kayak to go bird watching, fish, go with a naturalist on a hike, or simply relax with a thick book in the hammock. All proceeds fund education and conservation programs at Sian Ka’an, including dune restoration and native plant propogation. Cabins start at an affordable $70 a night. 
 


Posted by Steve Jermanok on 02/08/11 at 03:00 PM
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Hi, we had Cesiak in mind to finnish our trip through mexico, guatemala, Honduras and Belize at. I was very surprised this morning that the website is no longer there. Does anyone know if Cesiak still exists or has maybe been closed down?

Picture of Niels Comment by Niels
on 02/24/11 at 04:58 PM
 


Niels, just back from Jamaica. Let me check into it on Monday. Thanks! Steve

Picture of Steve Jermanok Comment by Steve Jermanok
on 02/26/11 at 05:39 PM
 


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