OMG what a beautiful (and affordable) experience. Our guide Juno was incredible and very passionate about the centre and we were fortunate to meet Antonio, the owner, who joined and contributed to the explanations which such obvious love for what he has created. They treat the animals and surrounding nature with so much respect. Seeing the bees up close was a once in a lifetime, the intention to release as many animals as possibly is heartwarming and their sacred cenotes was the icing on an already wonderful slice of cake. Highly recommend . (don’t do what we did and drive past to the monkey reserve (it had such mixed reviews we opted out of that one). This facility is the first one)
Let me start by saying that we really liked our stay! The 3 stars could easily be 4. The tents are sturdy and offer all that you need for a night out in nature. Why 3 stars then? Well, the bed linnen was old and had wholes......If you pay 100USD for a night you expect a little more then that. The continental breakfast is really just toast, butter and jam and Europeans do eat more then that. The fruit was nice! The tents are also very close together and you are very aware of the people in the next tent. Other then that, a really nice experience with private cenotes to swim in! The cold shower is no a problem at all. For 1, it is not really cold water and secondly, they bring you warm water.....On a final note. The glamping is a little too close to everything which means you hear cars etc etc that tend to steal the nature experience a little!…
really enjoyed our 2 nights here. The tents are spacious , mosquito nets good and outdoor bathrooms good. Although they supply hot water each morning we found the cool showers ideal. Staff were excellent . Breakfasts are good and we ate here both evenings and felt was good value. The metzcalita cocktails were the best we had on the trip. We used this as a base for our diving in Akumal and it is only 5 minute drive to the beach . Also good fruit stalls in the village square
The staff were brilliant. Very helpful. I left my iPhone in a taxi which they had arranged for us on checkout. They went out of their way to fund the car and arrange for my phone to be dropped off at our new location. Overall the glamming is was described, definitely needed the hot water canister every morning for the shower. Fun experience and we are not campers.
Our Visit to Akumal Natura Glamping We took a tour at 3pm with Jano and Kay from Hanover. It was truly a delightful experience. We spent four wonderful hours seeing all the different animals and birds that Antonio is rehabilitating including scarlet macaws, amazon parrots who sit on your shoulder, deer, peccari, monkeys who eat out of your hand, and a pair of alpha monkeys in the trees above the property. Jano was a great guide and kept things very fluid. We appreciated his expertise and especially enjoyed his talk about the amazing bees they are cultivating on the reserve. We bought some honey and Jano informed us that only four drops of the honey would give you an uplift better than caffeine. We also enjoyed meeting Kay , a fellow from Germany who was quite knowledgable in all things natural and spiritual. This tour is a must see if you are inspired by people helping injured birds and animals survive and thrive. I am grateful for the work Antonio and Jano and all the staff there are doing. In addition we ate the restaurant after the tour and Cesar and co. served us well with a lot of good cheer. We hope to return on our next trip to Cancun. The reserve is only a 1-1.5 hour trip from Cancun or 1 hour from Puerto Morelos where we were staying. Thank you to all who made this so special.…
We saw their spider monkeys, macaws, crocs, a boa, owls, tiny boar and deer. The “cherry” was an absolutely beautiful cenote on the grounds. It’s clear that this organization cares for their animals and makes plans to reintroduce the animals to nature when possible. The tour offers limited “encounters” with some animals, especially the macaws that can never be reintroduced since being rescued from the likes of cruise ships - and which benefit from the social interactions. Anjo showed us an amazing time while educating us about bees, flora, and fauna in the area. He provided excellent service, as well as cultural perspective. We had a great time. I would book him again, at this location, or for a tour of si’an kan.
As with most tours, the tour is only as great as the tour guide. Our tour guide, Hank/Jano, was phenomenal! He has a truly kind heart and cares for the animals deeply, which allowed us a much more intimate experience with the animals. Outside of our amazing tour guide, the tour itself takes you through the jungle, stopping at various plants, bees, monkeys and other animals. The cenote at the end is probably one of the best in Mexico. Nothing else needs to be said - take the tour with Jano!
This was the highlight of my 7 day trip to Mexico's Yucatan. It was gorgeous, and the accommodations were extremely comfortable (I'm a city girl- CHicago, NYC, DC). Don't be afraid of the cold water showers- they are very comfortable and reasonably warm (and I am a wimp when it comes to showers.) The staff was gracious, welcoming, and kind. There are two peaceful, beautiful cenotes on their property that you can enjoy. There is a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast is included, but it is a light continental breakfast (fruit, toast, yogurt, granola). They have additional breakfast items for purchase. I ordered the chilaquiles since I was travelling and didn't want to be hungry at the airport later that day. Bring plenty of cash as food and excursions are easier to pay in cash. There is an ATM at the OXXO in the nearest town- it’s a 25min walk. The nearby town has excellent tiny, local restaurants. I had 3 of the best tacos of my life for $6. This is an amazing location for a solo traveler, family, or couple. I hope to come back again someday with my nieces and nephew. Would recommend to anyone!…
We ended up here by accident, we where going to do the tour offered by Akamul monkey Sanctuary but had to wait a couple hours so we stopped here for lunch, we had great food and a animal and cenote tour was about to start, I talked the family into doing this instead and WOW was it great - we went to 3 private cenotes which were all different - in one the fish nibbled at our feet- another was a half cave which we swam and walked then we had a hands on animal tour were we saw monkeys and other great animals, after learning about Mayan bees, we got to purchase local Mayan bee honey as well, this review cannot convey how great the time was- it was perfect for the kids who got to feed some animals and we had a very knowledgeable guide as well, I highly recommend this tour
The best place to arrive in Mexico QuintanaRoo! Is like taking a bath in the Jungle. Waking up to the sounds of the jungle all around with two fresh cenotes on site. Staff treats you like Family. Fresh fruit in mornings, pescado y'arozz at nights, cheap serveza. Also highly recommend the animal rescue reserve thru the hotel owner Antonio just a'ways down the dirt road. He is a real character and Hero for Nature. Hard to believe what he has created. Bless! 10/10 ~Mister doostin