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Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 27 attractions in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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Agoura Hills, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It may be a bit far from Tulum, but having a chance to see and learn about the howler and spider monkeys in their natural habitat was priceless. Beware that the monkeys are not fed or domesticated, so there is no guarantee you'll see them. Lucky for us, we did, and were close enough to be almost hit by the... More

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to see the monkeys, and signed up for the rest too. It started with a blessing by a Mayan Shaman, followed by a canoe ride across the lagoon, after which we walked a bit more to the monkeys. We then got to zipline back to the canoes for a return canoe ride, finishing up with a really nice... More

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Vancouver, BC
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My daughters (9 and 11) visited this nature reserve and loved it. It is about a 20 minute drive from the Coba ruins, and well worth the visit. We walked through a pristine jungle with a guide who did a great job of calling and pointing out monkeys in the trees above us - which we would not have spotted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We spent a wonderful late afternoon being guided by José. It was fascinating to observe the monkeys in their natural habitat - completely ignoring us! The Mayan ritual, canoeing, zipline and the descent into the cenote through the hole were icing on the cake. Buying something from the vendors at the end of the tour is a nice way of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Our visit to Punta Laguna was one of the most cultural experiences I have ever had. The place seemed to removed from modern time. I had no idea that Mayans still existed as a culture. We were able to experience a Mayan Medicine man ceremony before entering the Cenote. Also enjoyed the warmth of the Mayan people in their village.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went to Laguna and it felt so good. No tourist busses no shops and big advertisment. The young guide was good, explained us how his family together with the scientist try to stabilize the monkey community. We had to search for the monkeys for quit a long time, again a good feeling that they are not presented to you... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's probably the easiest place for the average traveler to see truly wild monkeys playing in the treetops. This is not a planned or sterile tourist trap. It's real Mayan people taking you to see real wild monkeys that live around the lagoon. And if you're seeing the ruins at coba or driving from chichen itza or valladolid to tulum,... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve is an excellent experience if what you're looking for is native Mayan culture, plants, and wild animals. There's also zip lining, cenote jumping, and canoeing for the active adventurers! The people involved are incredible and will make your stay worthwhile. Definitely worth a visit.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We visited Punta Laguna Nature Reserve mid February 2014. We stayed in Tulum and first took a collectivo to Coba (5$ per Person). After visiting the ruins we took one of the waiting taxis there to Punta Laguna. The price was 500 Pesos for the drive (the driver was waiting, while we were in the forest) and about 400 Pesos... More

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