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|Mayan ruins perched over the sea at Tulum (Joe Sohm/Digital Vision/Getty)|
3. Centro Ecologico Sian Ka'an (CESiaK), Mexico
Close to the Mayan ruins of Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula is the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest protected area on the Mexican Caribbean. Grab one of the raised cottages on site and you'll be immersed in the 1.3 million-acre mix of beach and wetlands. CESiaK runs completely on sun and wind energy, using rainwater for water needs, and utilizing a wetland waste treatment system. Grab a sea kayak to go birdwatching, try your hand at fishing, go with a naturalist on a hike, or simply relax with a thick book in the hammock. All proceeds fund education and conservation programs at Sian Ka'an, including dune restoration and native plant propogation. Cabins start at $70 a night.
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