Punta Allen is a small Mayan lobster fishing village located at the tip of the Boca Paila Peninsula. One side of the village borders the Caribbean, the other Ascension Bay.
Streets are lined with white sand, palm trees, and small charming homes. The coastline is pristine, scattered with fishing boats that transport the eager sports fishermen to the famous Flats of Ascension Bay. There is no gas station so come down on a full tank of gas.
Punta Allen's charm really lies in its simplicity. You won't find tourist buses, an array of shops, or air conditioned hotels. What you will find is an untouched oasis, a village where life goes on as it has for centuries. You'll find simple pleasures like watching incredible sunsets from the dock overlooking Ascension Bay.
Conveniences like several small grocery stores do exist, cantina and several restaurants.
WE HAVE WIFI!!
The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve occupies 1.3 Million acres along the Caribbean Coast that includes the Boca Paila Peninsula and the road into Punta Allen. It was created in 1986 as a protected wildlife area and designated a World heritage Site in 1987 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The reserve, like others on the Yucatan Peninsula, was established to preserve the native environment.
Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "where the sky is born") encompasses tropical rain forest, drier areas of tree speckled savanna, coastal mangrove flats and some 70 miles of offshore coral reefs all protected from encroachment or commercial development. This vast wilderness is a haven for a variety of wildlife including some endangered species such as jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, peccaries (wild pig), howler monkeys, crocodiles, manatees, and sea turtles.
Bird life is equally rich and diverse and the 350 species inhabiting the reserve range from cormorants, storks, egrets and herons to neon colored toucan parrots and frigate birds.
Areas of virgin jungle contain about 1200 varieties of plants and sea life is equally as abundant.
Punta Allen abounds with activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Below are just some of the options you can choose from. Serenidad Shardon specializes in your housing needs but we'll be happy to assist you with arrangements for some of the following activities. Please note, some activities are limited to availability and some are seasonal.