The Balam Nah “the jaguar house” ecotourism center is a community project located in the northern area of the Felipe Carillo Puerto municipality, in the state of Quintana Roo. The destination is rich in biodiversity and ecosystems that promote the importance of caring for and preserving the natural environment and the Mayan culture thanks to its proximity to the Sian ka’an biosphere reserve.
Among the hosts in mainly Bruno, a place’s guide, and a cooperative member. In Balam Nah they try to ensure that visitors acquire the responsibility of caring for the environment form here. And carrying out some of the activities that support the preservation of the environment.
Camping in the Much Kanan k’aax Ejidal Reserve (Balam Nah)
Much Kanan K’aax is a nature reserve belonging to the Mayan civilization’s inhabitants. It’s an area that still houses many vestiges of the ancient settlements of that culture, which the current inhabitants care bout protecting, caring for, and sharing. Camping in Balam Nah, whether in tents or palapas, in an experience that embraces the visitors with the imposing nature and culture of the destination. from the moment they open theirs eyes and observe the orange sunrise until the prepare to sleep with the sounds of nocturnal animals.
Kayaking through the O’com lagoon system between abundant channels of flora and fauna is an experience that should not be left for later. The tour offers the opportunity to soak up majestic moments where the native birds will be the company, crossing the lagoon until reaching the Sijil Noh Ha cenote, which means “Place where the water flows” where you can enjoy some dives and the incredible view of the blue horizon from a high vantage point. And to enrich the experience, in Sijil Noh Há, within Balam Nah, you can learn about the various eco techniques that have been used to live, travel and enjoy in a more sustainable way.
Moutain bike – “Road to Sian Ka’an”
All activities seek to protect the ecosystem of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and the ejido lands. This tour takes you into the jungle and crosses a path that was used as a military strategy to access Felipe Carillo port. This 12km tour can be done all year round and includes: moutain bike, safety helmet, and access to Ejido Felipe Carillo Puerto, a guide, fruit, and water.
Cenote Síijil Noh Há
Síijil Noh Há in Mayan means “place where water flows” and this cenote is on the side of the lake. Its depth is unknown but its blue colors shows that it is quite deep.
To visit the cenote Síijil Noh Há you only must travel 1km on a dirt road from the ecotourism center; the price of access tot he cenote per person is $20 pesos. It can be accessed with your own transport or by renting a bicycle or kayak whit the host.