Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Tulum: Hours, Address, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.
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bloch029
Oakland, CA46 contributions
Nature experience
Sep 2021
I'm so glad I made the trip here! I like to get away from crowds and into nature on vacation, and this was a great way to do so. I took the tour which included a Mayan ceremony, a walk through the jungle and sightings of lots of spider monkeys in their natural habitat, and a paddle around the lake in a canoe (I didn't want to do the ziplining or rappelling into the cenote). A beautiful and quiet time in the jungle. Definitely use bug spray and bring water - it was balmy.
Written 18 September 2021
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Adriana F
2 contributions
Beautiful reserve
Jun 2021
Beautiful reserve with monkeys, close to Coba archealogical zone. We took a tour for this trip and was awesome, in the middle of the jungle, meeting a mayan tribe and eating their food was amazing!
Written 28 July 2021
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Mary S
2 contributions
Beautiful reserve close to Tulum and Coba
Jun 2021
Is like 60 - 70 mins away from Tulum, we were recommended by our host to visit this beautiful place, and we cannot regreat, was a completely beautiful place, with monkeys in the middle of the jungle and everything, we visited a Mayan Aldea where we got local delicous food. We will be back.
Written 12 July 2021
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Diane V
3 contributions
Fun, affordable and beautiful!
Jun 2021 • Couples
So cool! We went here in our way back from the very busy and touristy (and hot!) chichen itza, and this was a welcome contrast. We got here about an hour before closing, paid 200 pesos per person to get in and then another 300 pesos for a tour guide which was well worth it. Almost immediately on our walk we saw a boa in a tree, and then multiple spider monkeys about 10 feet away in a tree. Our guide took us all throughout the rainforest in an hour, pointed out probably a dozen monkeys and other animals and features, like ruins from the nearby coba. Super fun, low key, and beautiful. Highly recommend!
Written 29 June 2021
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Graham Siemer
9 contributions
Awesome Experience In small Mayan Town
Apr 2021 • Family
We had an awesome time visiting Punta Laguna. This reserve sits in a Mayan community and all of the money from the reserve goes directly back into the community. We even learned some Mayan while we were there. The locals call the park " Otoch Maáx yetel Kooh" House of the monkey and jaguar in there native language. Highly Highly recommend getting a guide as Julio ours was beyond awesome. Julio was very helpful in explaining the history behind preserve and guiding us threw it. You might struggle a little bit navigating threw the park without a guide. Julio's grandparents started the reserve over 50 years ago and it is the main source of income for the village. Despite the pandemic, the Mexican government has done nothing to help support this community and unfortunately Mayan are not liked by the Mexican government, similar to the native Americans threw out US history. All of the funds go straight back into things such as the school that the Mayan are responsible for. Was by far our best day this trip would highly recommend this to everyone. The community could use your help, and it was by far worth the drive outside of tulum!!
Written 22 April 2021
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Gipsy
New York City, NY228 contributions
Amaizing Tour with Costa Private Tour
Mar 2021 • Friends
We visited Punta laguna with a Private Guide her name is Marisa costa ( Facebook: costa Private tour guide & wassap :+521-984-144-5722 )
Punta laguna its an unique Reserve & our guide Made this Journey so Excepcional .
She have important information about monkeys,plants ,Maya’s & Reserve .
She pick us at our Airbnb with her personal car & Drive us to Punta Laguna .

We saw monkeys ,crocodiles & many birds .
We did zip line over the lagoon & rappel in a sacred cenote .
She was so Fun and also give us some delicious food & drinks during our visit .We receive a warm welcome by a mayan Shaman and get purified by him upon arrival .
This is not a very touristic place but it’s a definitely an Unique experience .we found Marisa Costa Online and we would like to recommend her if you visit Punta Laguna

Price was 150 Usd per person
Written 1 March 2021
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Dorota Ż
17 contributions
The best place and people ever
Feb 2021 • Friends
I recommend this place. Awesome people. Beautiful nature. If you don't like typically commercial tourist crowds, visit Punta Laguna
Written 28 February 2021
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Ashley Bartell
2 contributions
Awsome place with lot of nature and Monleys :)
Nov 2020
Locates at 50 -70 mins from Tulum, after coba, this beautiful place surrounded by lot of nature, has lot of flora & fauna, with monkeys included. If you have the opportunity to come to this place, for sure, you will enjoy it.
Written 31 December 2020
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Frank D
Tulum, Mexico43 contributions
Zipline Accident Almost KILLED my GF. NOT SAFE.
Sep 2020
As much as I loved the actual site and natural beauty, the zipline accident was inexcusable and almost killed my girlfriend, it was 100% human error. There's no sense talking about how cool the monkeys are, there are some serious safety issues here that should prevent you from visiting.

Our guide, Manuel was nice and spoke great English. His assistant was a young boy, no more than 14 years old. He was placed in charge of being the "brake" at the end of the zipline and the two didn't have any communication method in place to confirm that the line was clear before sending the next guest. Our friend was still attached as Manuel sent my girlfriend down the line, the young boy panicked because he couldn't get the previous rider disconnected, which prevents the emergency break (that he physically handles) from deploying to retrieve the next guest.

Riders are also provided with a "Mayan Brake", which is an L shaped piece of wood to hold onto the line (super sketchy). While the ER brake is sufficient (when properly deployed and the line is clear, ready to receive the next rider), the responsibility should not be on the rider.

My GF came in at about 30mph (50kph) and slammed into a solid concrete post, which is where the zipline is connected to. Had I not got my friend disconnected (the boy panicked and couldn't get her off the line, instead bringing a stepping stool as my girlfriend is coming in hot), and had my girlfriend not had a backpack full of towels to soften the landing, I am sure she would be paralyzed or dead. Even with the helmet, she received a cranial fracture as her helmet hit the corner of the post and her concussion is ongoing.

To make matters worse, Manuel arrived via zipline (while my injured GF was still attached to the line, another near miss) and began to berate the young boy. I made it clear to him that the fault does not lie with the boy, but with the adult leading the tour and in charge of zipline operation. I'm not in the zipline business but it seems that there needs to be some type of lifesaving communication. i.e. "Line is clear", then perhaps a 2nd layer for extra safety, "Confirmed, line is clear". Simple stuff, really. A walkie-talkie / radio / cellphone, flashing a flashlight or simply screaming would all be better than doing NOTHING.

The cenote we visited on our way back had a piece of steel, connected to a piece of wood by bailing wire on 1 side and a screw on the other. This was the support they wanted us to repel down. Manuel even said, "If you don't trust the boy, I can lower you down", as he proved his preference to take zero accountability and blaming his ineptitude on a young boy. We skipped the cenote and got the heck out of there as fast a possible.

It should be noted that we are not unskilled tourists, we operate a business here in Mexico and have been to some small operations with questionable safety practices and often think nothing of it. What we have not ever until yesterday, is seriously deadly errors with untrained people using climbing equipment with zero training and redundancy to guard human life.

Partaking in the activities puts your life and you Loved ones in danger. Skip it. Hike around and see the monkeys, then go to a reputable park for the ziplines, its not worth dying over.

Message me if you'd like to see the video, it is terrifying.
Written 8 September 2020
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Jerry Chichen Itza
Cancun, Mexico33 contributions
A Family Adventure
Jul 2020
Punta Laguna It is a place in the middle of the jungle about two hours away from Cancun or the Riviera Maya. The place is a natural area of Low Rainforest which is a protected natural reserve and habitat for two species of monkeys; the spider monkey and the howler monkeys or "zaraguatos".
The site is protected by a population descendant of the Mayans, who around the 1940s came to work in this area at the time of the production of chewing gum, (Chicle), Over the years this population grew and took root in the area, today they became the guardians who preserve this natural habitat with a diversity of fauna such as birds, crocodiles, different mammals and of course monkeys.
At present time the area is open to the public and they offer different activities such as walking in the jungle to observe the monkeys in their natural habitat, canoeing to the other side of the lagoon to reach the zip line, as well a dip in mystical cenote where you descend by rappel and rise to the surface by climbing a rope ladder.
As you can see it is a very dynamic and fun activity for the whole family.
It is very important to understand that the area is guarded by the same Mayan population and it is not a private theme park as there are many. This experience is real, the community has all the safety equipment, in addition to the maintenance knowledge required for these activities.
As well It is important to know that with your contribution you help the economy of these families.
Written 9 July 2020
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