Expedition Information

Mexico site facilities


Within the Biosphere reserve we use three main field camps, they are very similar in their accommodation but their habitats are vastly different. KM20, Hormiguero and Mancalona all have communal eating areas, accommodation is in tents. In Hormiguero the field site is much smaller and so the lecture area is shared with the eating area, it makes for a very beautiful field camp though and what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in atmosphere. In Mancalona and KM20 there are designated areas for lectures and data processing. All sites have dry toilets and jungle showers, to conserve water as much as possible showers are replaced with rustic bucket showers.

Dos Naciones is a little different, an extremely remote camp, which offers the most intense jungle experience. Accommodation is in hammocks with integrated tarps and mosquito nets arranged around a campfire.


Set away from the main town of Akumal, students stay in a newly-built lodge. They will sleep in bunk beds with dormitories spread across three floors. Rooms are shared with up to 14 people. Each dormitory has its own shower and toilet block. There is a communal eating and lecture area on each floor. The site has a dive training centre located at the beach.