El Eden is located 30 miles to the NW of the City of Cancun and 15 miles to the north of the town of Leona Vicario, in the outstanding bioregion known as "Yalahau" (in Maya means "where the water is born") at the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsulan. The Cancun-Merida highway has to be taken to reach it. It has an extension of 2,000 ha and it is located at 21º 13’ N y 87º 11’ W at an altitude of 5 to l0 m above sea level. In addition to El Eden, this region includes the protected areas of Ria Lagartos, Isla Contoy and Yum Balam.