Your Caribbean Journey begins in the jungle, a captivating exhibit showcasing the unique wildlife and geography of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Mexico’s Eastern Yucatan Peninsula.
This magnificent space lets in natural sunlight from a massive skylight, providing a natural home for tropical flora and fauna including vibrant free-flying birds, bats, reptiles, and even a sloth.
A cenote is your gateway into this new world, guiding our guests onto a twisting jungle pathway where incredible wildlife encounters wait around every corner. Flamingos lounge in a nearby lagoon, while fish, tortoises, and shorebirds forage among the underwater roots of a mangrove forest. Crocodiles lurk at the surface of the Karst pool, while overhead the slow-moving Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth grazes in the trees. The jungle offers overhead views of the underwater world that waits below, giving an early glimpse at sharks, tropical fish, and other aquatic species. Vampire bats, a boa constrictor, and other mysterious creatures reside within the dark Mayan Ruins, waiting to be discovered.
Surrounded by the songs of Caribbean birds, tropical plants and trees, and exotic animals, this exhibit just may make you feel you’ve been actually transported to the lush jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula.