What an incredible place! To be immersed in the rainforest,but with basic comforts like plumbing, a fan, a great restaurant, cold beer, even WiFi—I will be back for sure. Everything was magical! Touring the nature reserve is a MUST, it gives you a sense of the mission of the place and what you are supporting. Loved it completely, even in July heat!
For my birthday, my husband took me to Akumal Natura Rescue. Our nine year-old was with us. By the time we left, we felt like family. We were temperature checked and sanitized, as well as asked to wash our hands and sanitize between activities. It’s a remote, jungle based, natural rescue, but it was as clean as something like that gets. Antonio has a genuine passion for all his animals, from little pig to giant eagle. He greets them with a comfort and passion. They respond to him in a way that lets you know they are well cared for. Antonio has so much knowledge to share, yet is ready and willing to learn as well. I loved seeing all his animals. Being able to handle some was amazing. Just a wonderful experience. One cheeky monkey had stolen a machete. He was so proud of himself. It was promptly recovered, not to worry. We got to sample some wonderful honey and some refreshing tea. The cenote was SO refreshing and gorgeous. We couldn’t believe how wonderful it was. We were allowed to explore it on our own and had the best time. Afterwards, my husband had arranged to have a surprise meal at the restaurant. It was absolutely one of my favorites this trip. Very fancy and a great birthday treat. I suggest you visit and donate if you can. Feeding and keeping these exotics with no help can’t be easy. Enjoy the ANR experience! …
Beautiful remote glamp-ing a short bike ride from the beach. The staff were amazing and the cocktails are so delicious. Especially the margarita. Great home cooking for dinner and breakfast. We loved swimming in the cenote and doing yoga on the deck in the morning.
What a treat to escape the typical tourist attractions, to experience a highly interactive and educational journey within the Mayan jungle. From peering at miniature beehives in logs, to feeding abandoned parrots and falcons, we felt immersed. Our guide was well-versed and informative, plus he projected a Zen-like atmosphere throughout the journey. The grand finale has to be a plunge in the spectacular cenote located on the premises. You descend a long stairway to a platform, with pristine, tranquil waters all around. What a great way to cool down after a hot day!
Must do the wildlife refuge tour and definitely choose the meal plan - a great value and fantastic food! Adjusted well to our gluten-free and vegan diet. Don't miss flower power Sunday! So much fun. Yoga was excellent and the 2 cenotes wonderful to cool off in.