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Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 28 attractions in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We drove 2h from Puerto Morelos as we had been recommended to visit this place for its nature and monkeys. The place is beautiful, it is in the middle of the jungle, it has a great lagoon and a big population of monkeys. The road to get there is very pintoresque. The place has a lot going for it, but...... More

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My family had a fantastic time visiting Punta Laguna Nature Reserve. Our guide, Jose, a Mayan man, took us on a two-hour walking tour around the lake. He could not have been a better guide, and I am deeply grateful for his determination in finding howlers to show us. We found wonderful howlers which he summoned with a deep bellow... More

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San Diego, California
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I came here as part of a small group tour with Mexico Kan Tours. Our guide in the reserve, Julio, was able to elicit responses from the howler monkeys we encountered in the reserve, and it was an incredible experience to hear it! We also got to see several spider monkeys, including an infant. Interestingly, there is... More

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We didn't find any spider monkeys on our hike through the jungle but we came upon two howler monkeys, after some coaxing from our guide (imitating their call) they let loose and really filled the air with their howls. Very cool experience!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited here with our two young children, 2 and 5, and had a great time. Our guide was knowledgeable and patient and we had him to ourselves. The blessing at the beginning was cool. The hike through the jungle was a little tough with young kids who both wanted to be carried but we were able to take our... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you want an authentic and natural experience, this is a must. We had a local guide from the village named Alfredo a descendent of the original owner of the land. You will receive a blessing from a mayan shaman before going on your trek, which was very cool! We loved canoeing across the lake, seeing Howler Monkeys. The cenote... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I wonder how much the booking company influences the experience. We went through EasyTours. Once delivered by the big company, we were left in the hands of locals. Which is very cool, it didn't feel super touristy. (No waivers!) but at the same time, there was minimal information. I went for the monkeys, but nothing was talked about regarding the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

On the way to Coba, be careful to take the correct exit at the roundabout and then after a bit of a drive on a really narrow road you arrive. As always, watch for the topes--they are not always announced. We struggled a little with our Spanglish because the villagers that live here speak primarily Spanish and Mayan and very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

we went with william zotz private tours and we enjoyed a lot more , because this guy knows his job, we did the jungle trek looking for the monkeys and we found some, we did the zip line, canoe and swam in a fresh water cenote with the local guide and william zotz

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