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Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

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Address: Tulum, Mexico
Description: Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel...
Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.
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good blend of preservation and activities for visitors

We were impressed with this place. It's large enough to have true habitat for the larger animals; our guide was knowledgeable not only about the flora and fauna, but also about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Washington State
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Washington State
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We were impressed with this place. It's large enough to have true habitat for the larger animals; our guide was knowledgeable not only about the flora and fauna, but also about the governance of the reserve and the community; it seems to interweave nature preservation with cultural preservation, rather than pit the two against each other. Oh, and it's fun!... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What an environment to see spider monkeys in their natural habitat and learn about a vast wild area with many big cats!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited Punta Laguna and were escorted by excellent guides. They shared and imbued their respect for the park, and its flora and fauna. We really felt the shared history of the place with the people there. Descending into a dark cenote, in the jungle with just a shaft of sunlight illuminating the crystal clear water was amazing; completely unlike... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You need a guide but that makes the experience. Your guide wil know where the monkeys are that day and fill you in on much ofthebackground; even teach youa little Mayan if you ask!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was part of a package. We came here in the morning and the Coba ruins in the afternoon. We had a wonderful Mayan guide named Augusto. He is super nice and funny! We saw some howler monkeys (especially saw Veronica very well), we canoed across the lagoon, walked through the woods to do the zipline to get back to... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We arrived about 4:30 pm, after about a 50 min drive from Tulum (30 minutes to the Coba roundabout, and about another 20 minutes east on a narrow road through the jungle and one small village before reaching Punta Laguna). My family wasn't too happy with me at this point and were wondering where I was leading them. However, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Came to Mexico in 2012. I wanted to hire a car but fellow guests at our hotel shared experiences where police stopped families in hire cars at roadblocks armed with machine guns. They then asked for cash for spurious fines. Some had paid but others had said they had no cash or asked to pay at a police station and... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have a picture of myself (a 55 year old woman) zip lining thru a jungle, need I say more? The whole experience was breathtaking.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There is plenty to do here (including zip line and kayaking) but we decided to go into the jungle to look for monkeys, a Mayan ceremony and swimming in the cenote. We were fortunate enough to get very close up to a group of monkeys which was a great experience - they must be more used to humans with the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great place with a local Mayan guide to explore Mayan culture and the life of spider monkeys. Also opportunity to participate in a realistic Mayan shamanic ritual and go deep down to swim in a very fresh water cenote, but climbing back out of the cenote is a physical challenge

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