Plant and fungi coastal communities at Hunucmá-Sisal
The purpose of this tour is to show you the plant communities that characterize the Yucatan coast, as well as the richness and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi that have been isolated from the different plant communities. We will begin in the outskirts of Hunucmá where there were plantations of Agave sisalan (henequen of thick fibers) and that occupied a large coastal area in the 19th century, being very important in the economy of the State of Yucatán.
Later we will visit the low flood forest that is located in the limits of the State Reserve "Cienagas and mangroves of the northern coast of Yucatan". Within the Reserve we will visit the tasistal and the viewpoint, before entering the port of Sisal, where we can admire the ciénega with its resident and migratory birds. The trip will continue to the shrimp cooperative "La Marca" and the coastal dune vegetation, and after we will use some small boats (alijos) to move to a peten, where we will identify the mangrove, and species of the seasonal forest common in these environments. At this moment, you can decide whether to go to the alijos travel or to rest on the beach. The round trip will take 9 hours, we will walk and even when we are going to move from one place to another by bus, it is going to be a little bit tired.
Physical effort: Not recommended for adults with heart conditions or high blood pressure.
Cost: MXN 1,100 per person. Includes transportation, guide, snacks and lunch. Beverages are included.
*The minimum to operate this tour is 21 pax.