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Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

Address: Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #18 of 60 things to do 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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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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Brooklyn, New York
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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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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
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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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