World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2nd February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
This year theme, selected by Ramsar Convention is “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future”.
The definition of the word ‘wetland’, under the Convention, is any land area that is saturated or flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently. Inland wetlands include aquifers, lakes, rivers, streams, marshes, peatlands, ponds, flood plains and swamps. Coastal wetlands include all coastlines, mangroves, saltmarshes, estuaries, lagoons, seagrass meadows and coral reefs.
At Mayakoba the predominant wetland is the mangrove and we have 61 ha of it, which in addition to providing a landscape value, provides numerous environmental benefits such as bird nesting areas and protection of touristic infrastructure against storms and hurricanes.
We invite you to enjoy the Mayakoba’s mangrove forest in the Ecotour or in the Mayakoba Connection (ask at your hotel).