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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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Great experience in the nature reserve

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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Cheshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We drove here in our rental car arriving at 9 because we had read that going early improved our chances of seeing monkeys. We were taken into the forest by our guide and we saw plenty of monkeys! There was plenty of other wildlife as well. We were the only visitors at the time and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our main trip of the day was to Coba. Monkey viewing is supposed to be best after 3:30, so we did Coba, 2 cenotes, and then the monkey sanctuary. We had a rental car. They require you hire a guide; ours was excellent at spotting monkeys, calling them, and figuring out where they would be going. He was very knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went to see the spider monkeys and the viewings happened not 20 feet down the path. Our guide Alferdo was a charm and spoke great english. Wanted to go back to see the Jaguars but didn't have time. If you're going to cons check this one out while you are in the area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After struggling through the crowds massing at the entrance to Coba it was a stark contrast to find ourselves walking with a local guide through the jungle to find the spider monkey colony. knowing that there were only 2 other visitors in the whole reserve. We were able to spend a good 15 minutes just watching as the monkey family... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

First, let's clarify. There IS a monkey sanctuary near Tulum, south of Playa del Carmen. It is not called Punta Laguna. Punta Laguna is also a monkey sanctuary, but just a natural place for naturally-occurring monkeys to be safe. This latter one is about halfway between Cancun and Chicken Itza, a short way north of Coba. If you are a... More 

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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our family took a private guided tour of Punta Laguna. Our native Mayan guide was terrific. He helped us to spot the spider monkeys in the treetops as well as to point out ancient trees and interesting plants. We were able to get great pictures. With a rental car, Punta Laguna is easily reached from the Tulum area. We were... More 

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We only did the jungle tour, not the cenote or the zip line. It is a nice side tour if you are in the general area or combined with a trip to Coba. The nice thing about the reserve is that it is not commercialized and the jungle area is beautiful as is the lake. We did our tour late... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were confused by this and the monkey sanctuary which is now closed. We took a walk through the wood with a guide, which is recommended, the path is hard to follow. My wife is 6 months pregnant and underestimated the the walk, our guide huilo ran back and grabbed a kayak and kayaked us the rest of the way.... More 

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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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