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Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

Address: Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 28 Attractions in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Swimming with the tropical fish. Fresh water and salt water. Lots of colorful fish. Really cool. Highly recommended.

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Go in the late afternoon, best time for viewing monkeys. We only had time to see the monkeys, but apparently there is a lot more to do there. Its a great place to visit because you are supporting the locals, not the government. After paying so many fees (sometimes one for the government and one for the location), we were... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First I would read carefully the long detailed review submitted by the Alberta traveller that is right after mine as it contains excellent accurate details about getting there and makes the excellent suggestion of going to Muyil ruins. I try to avoid renting cars but other than overpriced hard to find tours that went there (coba combos exist), there is... More 

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Cambridge, MA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We arrived at around 3:30pm, which was a perfect time to see the spider monkeys. Jesus led us on a walk through the jungle, where we saw many spider monkeys up close. He was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. It was very special to be in the jungle and away from hordes of tourists. We didn't do any of... More 

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Okotoks Alberta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I loved this place not touristy and you are giving back to the community not the government, which they don't get money from.. Remember when you get to the huge roundabout near Coba take the right going to cancun/Nuevo X can, come to village of Punta laguna, it's on the left, with sign saying Punta laguna and monkeys on it.... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Beautiful jungle, but you'd be better using your time seeing something else. The guides overcharge to show you where the monkeys are, there are mosquitoes EVERYWHERE, and the "Mayan ritual" you can see is full of tourists and well....touristy. If you really want to see the jungle and have free time and money, go ahead, but I would advise against... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you're into birds, vegetation and wildlife be sure to visit Punta Laguna near Coba. It costs around $45US including guide. Ask for Jesus! A young guy who speaks perfect English, lives here and loves the jungle, birds and Spider Monkeys. Buy a souvenir from these people. They are unique and the money goes to the community/Reserve. Go early for... More 

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Brabant, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was here during march 2014 and i had a lot of fun with my friends. The place is amazing, it is really a natural place like jungle with almost no men intervention, it has a lot to do in it. It last about 3-4 hours, you get a "limpia" by a local shaman, all guides and people who work... More 

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Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Took my kids to Punta Laguna to see spider monkeys in their natural habitat, i.e. not caged or in a zoo and we were not disappointed as we saw about 15 monkeys at various stages of our walk. But the guide said very little and it was more like follow the leader, a couple of monkey calls from guide and... More 

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London
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24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I think how much you enjoy this trip depends very much on the guide you get, from looking at the other reviews. Our guide was ok, and so our visit was also just ok. Our guide first took us through a garden/rubbish dump/chicken run to see some spider monkeys in the trees. Unfortunately there were no monkeys at the time... More 

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