Yucantan in Cancun having subtropical forests is ultimately a home to many splendid varieties of wild animals. These forests are preserved by the authorities to give a full stop to heavy deforestation taking place in this region. Wildlife of Cancun is preserved in its four parks located at Tres Rios, Aktun, Garaffon and Xcaret.
If you love bird watching then Tres is the right place to visit, which is enriched with plenty of bird life. To talk in numbers around one hundred fifty species of birds are found in this region. It serves as the best winter habitat for various species of waterfowls. This wetland area is well known for its bird viewing opportunities. Many beautifully colored species of birds like yellow-headed and red-winged blackbirds, black-bellied tree duck and egrets blue as well as deep blue are prominently seen in this region. These incredible birds can be best watched in winters. There is a separate area full of herons. Reptiles like different varieties of snakes as well as many types of lizards are visible in summer. Tres Rios Nature and Earth festival generally conducted in March is the best means of getting introduced to the rich heritage, wildlife of Gila, Salt and Agua Friya rivers.
Inside Riviera Maya Aktun Chen is located near Playa del Carmen which means “Well inside a cave”. A Natural adventure park is spread on a huge six acres of land which is placed between Akumal and Tulum. A wildlife zoo offers distinct opportunity to get acquainted with the alluring animal and plant life of the region. Tours to this bewildering place enveloping lots of fun and adventure are best for the kids and families. Many rare species which are on the way of extinction are preserved as well as multiplied here. The cave full of stalagmites, columns and stalactites preserves many domes and Cenot with water. The fun of traveling over the tree tops of the dense jungles with zip lines will be a lifetime experience. While strolling in the surroundings you will encounter mesmerizing beauty of the tropical plants and wild flowers.