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1. Punta Allen

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The atrocious state of the road keeps visitor numbers down, but the trek deep into Sian Ka’an (four-wheel-drive only) takes you to a tiny fishing village of sand streets and giant palms, with landing stages by the beach and a few easy-going restaurants and welcoming places to stay. Local guides offer snorkeling, bird-watching, and fishing trips.

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