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The Jungle Place - Tours

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| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Highlight of Mexico and what to expect!

Best experience in Mexico!!! Trust the directions provided for you because it will lead you there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shawn Z
Norwalk, Iowa, United States
Just fabulous

This is a must do for any animal lover. They started with the rescue of abandoned monkeys and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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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 5 days ago

Best experience in Mexico!!! Trust the directions provided for you because it will lead you there. We did have to wait outside the gates but it will open for the time you are scheduled. Do Not wear bug spray or even those harmless bracelets or...More

Thank Shawn Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do for any animal lover. They started with the rescue of abandoned monkeys and then took in all kinds of animals, including lemurs, zebras, ostriches, exotic birds, etc. We took the 2 hour tour with Alex, who was not only informative,...More

Thank nancyandleslie
TheJunglePlace, Owner at The Jungle Place - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi nancyandleslie, The Jungle Place is a sanctuary for the endangered Spider Monkey. We do offer a limited number of in-person visits to see the sanctuary and meet the staff and monkeys but it sounds like this review was intended for a different place. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had booked this months in advance and was really looking forward to it. We booked a cab from our hotel which was around £50 and this included the taxi driver waiting for us. We were there around 2 hours and for such an amazing...More

Thank Clare C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't wait to go back. What a wonderful couple and what amazing care they give to the monkeys. This was off the beaten path and not a tourist trap. Definitely worth booking ahead and going. You won't be disappointed.

Thank kim c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will not find a better use of your time and money then a visit to The Jungle Place. An absolute experience for animal lovers. Not only is the experience with the Monkeys up close and personal, the passion and the stories that Helen and...More

2  Thank Contactbrian
Reviewed January 8, 2018

My husband and I are big animal lovers and always looking for places where the animals are the priority not the £/$. We visited in November 17. Heidi and her husband have dedicated their retirement to the beautiful monkeys and have done a perfect job....More

4  Thank Janis O
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Just got back from Playa Del Carmen and The Jungle Place was the highlight of our trip. We are a family with a 16 year old girl and 9 year old boy. We took a cab from Sandos Playacar, our driver knew where it was...More

4  Thank mimimom
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We visited The Jungle Place just over three years ago and when we planned a last minute visit to the Riviera Maya, my kids and I hoped we could visit again. Heidi promptly returned my email and offered us a spaces that suited our trip...More

2  Thank BellaMammaUK
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited the Jungle Place earlier today and cannot speak of it highly enough! Heidi, Joel and their team do fantastic work providing sanctuary for just over 80 spider monkeys and have dedicated the last 17 years of their life doing this....More

1  Thank Tom P
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Hats off to Heidi and Joel, the work they do for these amazing animals is inspirational. Big respect to them for spending their lives looking after the spider monkeys. When you first arrive it doesn't look much but you have to understand, this is the...More

1  Thank Paul H
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October 7, 2017|
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Response from Steve O | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we had no issues using paypal to pay in full in advance for our trip in April 2017. We are visting again in January 2018 and have already paid in full via paypal. If there is an issue I will certainly post it... More
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