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The Jungle Place - Tours

#1 of 1 things to do in Chemuyil Features Animals
| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Fantastic Experience

I don't even know where to begin... have you ever left an experience and thought to yourself, "that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best experience of my life

I visited The Jungle Place today with my friend and it was, without a doubt, the best thing I have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Jungle Place is a licensed sanctuary for the endangered Spider Monkey. They rescue and rehabilitate orphaned monkeys who were victims of the illegal pet trade, poaching, habitat destruction and exploitation. All too often these beautiful, highly intelligent primates become victims when humans and nature collide in a natural paradise like The Riviera Maya. The in-person tours they offer to help support the sanctuary are the very definition of sustainable and ecologically responsible tourism.The owners, Heidi and Joel, are a wonderful couple who originally moved to the area to retire but instead devoted their lives to care for these rescued monkeys. They provide them with an incredible amount of love, individual attention, medical care and specialized diets, all within a beautiful and meticulously well-kept habitat right in their native jungle.Visit in-person to meet the owners and the monkeys, view the facilities and habitat, and see first-hand the level of care that your donation helps provide. Be sure to reserve your tour well in advance, as they allow only a very limited number of visits per week.
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| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't even know where to begin... have you ever left an experience and thought to yourself, "that couldn't have been any better"? The Jungle Place falls in that category. It is obvious Joel and Heidi take wonderful care of these animals and are passionate...More

Thank Traveltogo33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Jungle Place today with my friend and it was, without a doubt, the best thing I have ever done! I was apprehensive when looking into seeing monkeys while in Mexico. I found this place by chance and read all about it. However...More

Thank Ashleigh M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I'm sat at my hotel after visiting The Jungle Place this morning. Where do I start? This was something that I discovered when I was looking for things to do whilst on holiday, I knew I would love it but my husband was a...More

1  Thank Naomi J
Reviewed July 13, 2017

I would say that our visit to The Jungle Place is a once a lifetime experience but we WILL be back!!! This is simply one of the most incredible things we've ever done. We did so many amazing things on our trip to Mexico, but...More

1  Thank JackLFC05
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

This experience will leave any animal lover speachless. This is a fantastic experience not to be missed. The jungle place has put it's heart and soul into saving these beautiful animals and all profits go directly to the monkey's and their care...unlike the akumal sanctuary...More

2  Thank Hollie D
52monkey, Owner at The Jungle Place - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

i have never been to the Akumal sanctuary, but have heard that the animals get fed well, which is a great plus!!! good food is one of the mayor requirements for all captive animals. all in all, i think the condition of the animals has...More

Reviewed July 4, 2017

My wife and I love interacting with animals, but are reluctant when it seems they're being held for monetary gain (and possibly in substandard conditions). That does not seem to be the case here. They've constructed an enormous complex of spaces with tunnels connecting for...More

2  Thank eklein5823
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Firstly don't get this place mixed up with the other monkey trip in Akumal. This is a government backed spider monkey sanctuary run by Heidi and Joel, who are two absolute legends. We loved this place, three of us went and had such a great...More

3  Thank Matt P
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife visited The Jungle Place on the 15th June 2017. This place was amazing, it's a spider monkey sanctuary which is owned and run by a retired couple who started rescuing injured and mistreated spider monkeys many years ago and now they...More

4  Thank JohnnieWalker13
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

What an experience Ran by people totally passionate about what they do and the care of the animals. Heidi & Her husband really are totally inspiring It's a place that tourists can visit - it is not a tourist attraction - there is a massive...More

4  Thank beachesandcreamUk
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Monkey Place during our holiday in Tulum and it was wonderful to meet these beautiful animals up close and personal. We liked the way that the monkeys interacted with us on their terms. They were so quiet and gentle and have the...More

1  Thank illgocrazy
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Tom G
August 1, 2017|
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Response from dolphin_lady | Reviewed this property |
Most taxis will wait. If not I'm pretty sure Heidi can call one for you.
Tom G
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Ceri M | Reviewed this property |
Here are the directions from Heidi's email... Arrival Directions Directions Directions to THE JUNGLE PLACE (KUXI KAAX) from the Cancun International Airport. Exit out of the Airport keep to the right, you will approach... More
Tom G
July 24, 2017|
Response from Ceri M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring cameras, they will take them off you whilst you sit with the monkeys, but will take photos off you for you. The monkeys a little devils so listen to the guys there when they tell you what not to take... More