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The Jungle Place - Tours

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Great experience for animal lovers!

Our family really enjoyed our day at The Jungle Place. It was about a 30 minute drive from our... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Naperville, Illinois
One of the best days of our week in Mexico.

The Jungle Place is so peaceful, surrounded by beautiful nature. The area where we sat to interact... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Maria M
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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...more
| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Our family really enjoyed our day at The Jungle Place. It was about a 30 minute drive from our hotel in Puerto Aventuras but well worth it. Do not be tricked into going to Akumal - it is not a monkey sanctuary. We heard from...More

3  Thank tankjen
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The Jungle Place is so peaceful, surrounded by beautiful nature. The area where we sat to interact with the monkeys was very clean! ... and those spider monkeys will melt your heart from the moment you walk in, they are so gentle. If you want...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed March 22, 2018

These wonderful people have created the most wonderful sanctuary for these monkeys that have been saved from poachers. Please don't confuse the jungle place with the Akumal monkey sanctuary. Heidi and Joel only take a small group each day. They love the monkeys so much...More

2  Thank chabybaby
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place and a true monkey sanctuary run by Heidi and Joel who have dedicated their lives to spider monkeys The passion just shines through. They are so well looked after and loved, it is so apparent that every penny of the donation you...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

What an experience, definite highlight of our trip. If you love animals and want to support a great cause, I highly recommend this adventure. Might be a little of the beaten path, but totally worth it. You need to book in advance. This is a...More

2  Thank adgair
Reviewed February 13, 2018

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

1  Thank Shawn Z
Reviewed February 10, 2018

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 February 12, 2018

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 February 7, 2018 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 February 3, 2018

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 January 16, 2018

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

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Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
I no longer have the phone number unfortunately
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Response from lisapaull2018 | Reviewed this property |
You have to pre book and make full payment before I booked several months before we went out