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Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
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Private Tour: Jungle Adventure at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
Ranked #12 of 83 things to do in Tulum
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Owner description: Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.
Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“High light of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Our visit to Punta Laguna was one of the most cultural experiences I have ever had. The place seemed to removed from modern time. I had no idea that Mayans still existed as a culture. We were able to experience a Mayan Medicine man ceremony before entering the Cenote. Also enjoyed the warmth of the Mayan people in their village. Beautiful setting, non tourist location, no crowds no frills. Just nature and amazing people!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went to Laguna and it felt so good. No tourist busses no shops and big advertisment. The young guide was good, explained us how his family together with the scientist try to stabilize the monkey community. We had to search for the monkeys for quit a long time, again a good feeling that they are not presented to you like in a zoo. Finally we found them. it was great to watch the family of four monkeys with a little baby on the back. We enjoyed also a lot the cenote. Just us and the bats, the way up was quit a challenge and I was very proud to make it. Beautiful the quit canoing on the lake. So peaceful. The food in the restaurant was delicious. They owners are very nice, showed us the berries they use to colour the chicken. Wegot some nice starters out of vegetables we never had seen before, really tasty. it was a nice day, somehow we felt that we saw a bit of the life of the mayas away from the hotels on the beach.

Visited March 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“You should go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

It's probably the easiest place for the average traveler to see truly wild monkeys playing in the treetops. This is not a planned or sterile tourist trap. It's real Mayan people taking you to see real wild monkeys that live around the lagoon. And if you're seeing the ruins at coba or driving from chichen itza or valladolid to tulum, it's a 20 minute detour. Wild monkeys don't get much easier. And it's pretty clear that your money is going to help the families in the village, which also ultimately helps the monkeys as well because the village earns a living by protecting them.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Wild animals where they belong!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve is an excellent experience if what you're looking for is native Mayan culture, plants, and wild animals. There's also zip lining, cenote jumping, and canoeing for the active adventurers! The people involved are incredible and will make your stay worthwhile. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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“great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

We visited Punta Laguna Nature Reserve mid February 2014. We stayed in Tulum and first took a collectivo to Coba (5$ per Person). After visiting the ruins we took one of the waiting taxis there to Punta Laguna. The price was 500 Pesos for the drive (the driver was waiting, while we were in the forest) and about 400 Pesos for the guided tour to natural reserve. It was really great experience and we definately would have missed a great part of Mexico, if we wouldn't have gone there. Besides the monkeys there is also a nice lake, where one can do a canu ride. Everybody who wants to see "natural" Yucatan and wants local people to benefit from tourism, should do this trip. It is worth every peso.

Visited February 2014
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