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Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

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Address: Tulum, Mexico
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel...

Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.

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US$ 608.00*
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Private Tour: Jungle Adventure at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
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US$ 130.00*
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Mayan Inland Expedition from Tulum: Punta Laguna and Coba Ruins
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Coba Ruins and Punta Laguna Biosphere Reserve Day Trip

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Monkeys, shaman, boats, eco, swim cenotes

Great place with a local Mayan guide to explore Mayan culture and the life of spider monkeys. Also opportunity to participate in a realistic Mayan shamanic ritual and go deep... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

Great place with a local Mayan guide to explore Mayan culture and the life of spider monkeys. Also opportunity to participate in a realistic Mayan shamanic ritual and go deep down to swim in a very fresh water cenote, but climbing back out of the cenote is a physical challenge

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Cheshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We drove here in our rental car arriving at 9 because we had read that going early improved our chances of seeing monkeys. We were taken into the forest by our guide and we saw plenty of monkeys! There was plenty of other wildlife as well. We were the only visitors at the time and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Our main trip of the day was to Coba. Monkey viewing is supposed to be best after 3:30, so we did Coba, 2 cenotes, and then the monkey sanctuary. We had a rental car. They require you hire a guide; ours was excellent at spotting monkeys, calling them, and figuring out where they would be going. He was very knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

We went to see the spider monkeys and the viewings happened not 20 feet down the path. Our guide Alferdo was a charm and spoke great english. Wanted to go back to see the Jaguars but didn't have time. If you're going to cons check this one out while you are in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

After struggling through the crowds massing at the entrance to Coba it was a stark contrast to find ourselves walking with a local guide through the jungle to find the spider monkey colony. knowing that there were only 2 other visitors in the whole reserve. We were able to spend a good 15 minutes just watching as the monkey family... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

First, let's clarify. There IS a monkey sanctuary near Tulum, south of Playa del Carmen. It is not called Punta Laguna. Punta Laguna is also a monkey sanctuary, but just a natural place for naturally-occurring monkeys to be safe. This latter one is about halfway between Cancun and Chicken Itza, a short way north of Coba. If you are a... More 

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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Our family took a private guided tour of Punta Laguna. Our native Mayan guide was terrific. He helped us to spot the spider monkeys in the treetops as well as to point out ancient trees and interesting plants. We were able to get great pictures. With a rental car, Punta Laguna is easily reached from the Tulum area. We were... More 

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

We only did the jungle tour, not the cenote or the zip line. It is a nice side tour if you are in the general area or combined with a trip to Coba. The nice thing about the reserve is that it is not commercialized and the jungle area is beautiful as is the lake. We did our tour late... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

We were confused by this and the monkey sanctuary which is now closed. We took a walk through the wood with a guide, which is recommended, the path is hard to follow. My wife is 6 months pregnant and underestimated the the walk, our guide huilo ran back and grabbed a kayak and kayaked us the rest of the way.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Swimming with the tropical fish. Fresh water and salt water. Lots of colorful fish. Really cool. Highly recommended.

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