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“Great surprise.”

Tulum Monkey Sanctuary
Ranked #12 of 93 things to do in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Tulum Monkey Sanctuary was closed on October 13, 2014 due to the death of the owner of the property. Thank you for your support. The Tulum Monkey Sanctuary is a privately owned 60 acre ranch. On the ranch we have 15 rescued Spider Monkeys that live in natural habitats. There are also wild monkeys that pass through on their normal feeding routes. In addition to Spider Monkeys we have saved many, many animals including lots of street dogs. Although the Tulum Monkey Sanctuary is closed at the moment we hope you will support us in our move to the YuCARE Ranch. The YuCARE Foundation will be dedicated to broad based animal rescue (starting with the monkeys of Tulum Monkey Sanctuary) and will be self-sustaining both financially and environmentally.
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Good people doing great things rescuing spider monkeys. Fantastic and educational visit and tour. Amazing chance to interact with the monkeys, IF they choose to do so with you. Very cool cenote to swim in following the tour. Had a chance to speak to the owner and thanked him for his great work saving the animals.

Thank BazLA
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

My wife and two kids, 4 yrs & 8 yrs old went while vacationing in tulum.
Everyone had a great time. Saw lots of monkeys, interacted
With them them through their pens. Lots of wildlife and beautiful surrounding... A natural setting. At the end we all took a fun swim in a cenote

1  Thank michaelkeegan
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

This attraction was near Tulum and we decided to visit the monkeys after the ruins. By the the photos when booking, we thought it was an interactive tour that let us meet the monkeys and hold them. Unfortunately, that was not the case. We were able to see them through the fence and touch one, but no holding. Our tour guide was new, and in his defense, was only 18 years old and had only been with the company for 3 weeks, but we felt like the first hour was story time about the company and owner. It is great what they are doing here, which is rescuing and rehabilitating monkeys to (hopefully) be released back into the wild. I just wish they were more forthcoming about the type of trip we were booking, and the fault here may have possibly been with the tour company as well (though the company's photos showed people holding monkeys). Either way, it was nice to get out in nature, but wish this were more interactive.

Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

I'd been looking forward to going to the Tulum Monkey Sanctuary for weeks. I was not disappointed. We made an afternoon reservation and missed the tour due to unforeseen circumstances. The manager John was very kind to let us come the following day. Our group ended up being only 3 people and the volunteer tour guide. The sanctuary is very beautiful and well run. Everyone working there seems very dedicated and connected to the animals, from the horses to the deer to the monkeys and even fish in the larger cenote.
The smaller cenote was amazing. I was a bit scared to go in, but would have deeply regretted having not. It was the cherry on the sundae.
Your visit supports this vital service to these animals. Please go check it out - it's a blast.

2  Thank Mattereaterlad
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife and two daughters (9 and 12) and myself really enjoyed the 3 hour tour of the sanctuary. What they are doing is fabulous when you consider the sheer volunteer manpower it takes to run. The monkeys are way better off in this setting than where they were before. The icing on the cake was jumping through a hole into an underground cenote... which was exhilarating to say the least. Having your own little cenote for an hour... priceless! Highly recommend.

1  Thank priorlake
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