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The Jungle Place - Tours
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Chemuyil
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 intelligent primates become victims when humans and nature collide in a natural paradise like The Riviera Maya. The in-person tours they offer to help support the sanctuary are the very definition of sustainable and ecologically responsible tourism.The owners, Heidi and Joel, are a wonderful couple who originally moved to the area to retire but instead devoted their lives to care for these rescued monkeys. They provide them with an incredible amount of love, individual attention, medical care and specialized diets, all within a beautiful and meticulously well-kept habitat right in their native jungle.Visit in-person to meet the owners and the monkeys, view the facilities and habitat, and see first-hand the level of care that your donation helps provide. Be sure to reserve your tour well in advance, as they allow only a very limited number of visits per week.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

It is sad that wildlife sanctuaries are necessary, but The Jungle Place will put a smile on your face. It was the highlight of a wonderful vacation and the care and devotion of the couple who runs the sanctuary is heart warming. Do not miss the chance to not only interact with amazing spider monkeys but to help fund this amazing and necessary place.

Visited December 2013
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“Absolutely amazing”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

The jungle place along with heidi and joel are by far the best thing to do while in mexico. I have been there 3 times and will will continue to visit as they do an amazing job, and are such great people.


Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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“Spider Monkey Spectacular”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

A wonderful, playful, heart-warming time with the monkeys. It was great to be among them and watch them and let them be themselves as we shared their space. Worth the fee to help them have a place to thrive and survive.

Visited November 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highlight of trip to Playa Del Carmen”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I visited the Jungle Place at the time of attending my daughter's wedding with a group of fellow guests, and this was definitely a favourite experience for all participants -- children and adults alike. We were told that while we might have thought that we were coming to play with the monkeys, in reality the monkeys played with us. That was exactly what happened. This was an amazing experience. One you will never forget. Well worth the drive. Be sure to ask Heidi to share the story of how the refuge got started. You come away with hundreds of photos of an experience you won't forget.

Visited November 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Sure you have read all the reviews so will not bore you. Just go and enjoy a wonderful experience in this tarzan n jane environment. This is a must do. E mail early to try to get in and taxis from playa car know the way. Also they stay for you to come out(3 hours) and then return 120 dollars (80 pounds) Quite a bumpy road leading up to house but worth every penny. Anyway just go and dont forget your camera.

Visited November 2013
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