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Aluxes Ecoparque

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Address: Carretera Palenque-Ruinas Km 2.6, Palenque 29960, Mexico
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+52 916 345 5180
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Aluxes is a Conservation Park in Palenque, we rescue native wildlife and...

Aluxes is a Conservation Park in Palenque, we rescue native wildlife and reintroduce lost species into the wild whenever posible. We are open to the public to support our work as we are a NGO, not-for-prof working for the conservation. We have night tours $300 day visits $60 children $100 Adults (mexican pesos) feeding the animals experience (manatee, crocodiles, macaw), Petting zoo (crocodile, boa, others), School visits, Animal seminars. We open all days from 9am to 5pm but can open earlier upon request.

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Excellent place to visit in Palenque.

Excellent place to visit in Palenque, much better than visiting a zoo, you may find many species that are protected in this reserve

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place to visit in Palenque, much better than visiting a zoo, you may find many species that are protected in this reserve

Thank 85Fer
Wellington, NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great ecoparque who do a wonderfull job of conservation and animal rehabilitation. Love that lots of the animals are in open enclosures. For $100 pesos you can help feed the manatee which was one of the most bizarre but best experiences of our trip!

Thank freddanz
Josefa G, Propietario at Aluxes Ecoparque, responded to this review

Hi Fred, Thank you very much for your visit and your review. Yes, feeding the manatees is an amazing experience. Love it every time. Come back soon, All Best, Josefa Gonzalez Blanco Presidenta More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really pleased with the park. It is large, well kept, informative, super helpful staff, and the animals are cared well for. I would recommend everybody who goes to see the ruins in Palenque to also go here to get an idea about the fauna that is native to the area the Mayans lived in.

Thank realNaxoc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was skeptical going in as to whether I would like it. But attracted to it by the conservation programs it conducts such as Scarlet Macaw (guacamayas) reintroduction. But for 3 exceptions, I found the wildlife areas had no bars or glass partitions. All the species are local or at least southern-Mexico native. The entire park is set in the jungle... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's definitely worth to visit this place if you have enough time, staying in Palenque area. After climbing famous pyramids on the another sites and endless driving (if you came from the seaside) you will be happy to have promenade here in the shadows of tropical trees. Just take a look around and you will see monkeys, jumping above your... More 

Thank John S
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

A great environment for the rehabilitation, rescue and, where possible release of animals. A well maintained wooded path with well marked and identified animal habitat and flora. Large spaces for them to roam, well treated species and a real, genuine experience. Monkeys, jaguars, near extinct macaws, and countless others. Low key, self guided, clean and real.

Thank Roy N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

This park was just amazing. Set in the jungle, which made the 1.4 km walk an experience on its own (not least the inner parts that was a wetland rescue project and a bambo forest. There was a great number of animals, furthermore in their natural habitat/for their own good rather than in cages for your own amusement. In short,... More 

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Aracena, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

This is a such a lovely natural setting for rainforest creatures like monkeys, agoutis, green iguanas, basilisks .. that some seem to come in of their own accord. If you are seeing scarlet macaws around Palenque they were probably released from here. Aluxes is a refuge for jaguars, ocelots, crocodiles and many other animals in a beautiful setting. You can... More 

Thank Caroline F
Weaverville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

The ecoparque is a very interesting attraction. It highlights many of the birds, mammals and reptiles found in the surrounding forests. Many of the animals have been rescued and are being rehabilitated for future release into the wild. Most of the display areas are large and feature flora. It is a good site to observe many species (that would be... More 

Thank Art H
Josefa G, Propietario at Aluxes Ecoparque, responded to this review

Dear Art, Thank you for your review and for your visit. We have done much reforestation in Aluxes for over 15 years. The plants we have grow safely in this protected area and they do thrive. This native vegetation attracts wildlife in all forms and they live undisturbed, as it was intended before we devastated our habitat. I am glad... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Nice place! Huge fan of the work they do as a nonprofit organisation. A mix between a zoo and a national park in the rainforest!

Thank Victor R

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