Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc

Location:Quintana Roo, Mexico
IUCN Category:II
Area:21,428 acres (8,672 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Köppen climate classification:Aw (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: winter dry)


Mesoamerican Gulf-Caribbean mangroves
Yucatán moist forests


Protected Area Boundary
Share80 %20 %
Soil TypeRendzic LeptosolsLithic Leptosols
Topsoil TextureMediumMedium
Reference Depth30 cm10 cm
Available Water Capacity50 mm15 mm
Topsoil Properties
Gravel10 %28 %
Sand42 %50 %
Silt24 %26 %
Clay34 %24 %
USDA TextureClay loamSandy clay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.33 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³1.09 g/cm³
Organic Carbon7.6 %14 %
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity23 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity35 cmol kg⁻¹44 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases35 cmol kg⁻¹44 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate15.9 %3.9 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %4 %
Electrical Conductivity0.2 dS m-10.4 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263