Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
4.5
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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
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Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.
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Danaike
185 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We really hadn’t heard much about this reserve but as we were close after a visit to Coba ruins and the cenotes we decided to have a look. Entrance fee was compared to other places on the higher side but we went into the jungle with a private guide in search of the Spidermonkeys. It did not disappoint. The local maya community takes care of this 5000 ha reserves and protects the many spieces within. With your visit you support them and the ecosystem. As an added bonus we good a soundshow by the Howler apes, saw and eagle, vultures, even a hummingbird and walked over ancient maya ruins! Juan and his funny dog was an excellent guide! Worth the detour!
Written 10 April 2023
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Mattias HS
15 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Monkeys, zip line, swimming, cenotes, ancestral Mayan rituals – in Punta Laguna you get it all! Get a guide and to the whole tour! We went there without any reservation.

We started with a Mayan ceremony, then we headed to the zip line, after that we took the canoe over the lagoon to get to the cenote. To get to the cenote you were hissed down with a rope. While there you are alone in a dark cave full of bats – they also say there are old Mayan skeletons on the cenote floor. After that we took a lovely swim in the lagoon.

While going around in the forest we saw both howler and skeleton monkeys.

Very recommended tour!
Written 7 April 2023
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millergal88
Eagan, MN92 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
We went in Febuary. Arrived midafternoon after touring Coba. It was the perfect time to see the monkeys. We also bought some products there to support the local community.
Written 22 March 2023
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Kelly B
Ontario, Canada75 contributions
Feb 2023
What a wonderful experience. Juan is a lovely jungle guide.

We saw howler and spider monkeys, paddled a canoe, hiked in the jungle, zip lined over the laguna and swam in a bat-filled cenote. (Note it takes some effort to climb back up out of the cave.)

It was not busy which made it feel even more special. This area is owned and operated by thirty local Mayan families.
Written 5 March 2023
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK3,953 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
A wonderful lakeside experience an hour from Tulum. There are ziplines and cenotes too.

I managed to see spider monkees and howler monkees during my visit. A decent visit should take 2-3 hours and is ideal for a different type of experience away from the beach. Although I didn't have a guide, I managed to get around okay and seen plenty of wildlife.
Written 3 February 2023
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Jackson B
London, UK5 contributions
Dec 2022
We went as a group of 8 (6 adults and 2 children aged 8 and 12) and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. We stayed in Playa del carmen and was in regular communication with Jesus from the reserve to ensure everything ran smoothly. Jesus organised a private driver for us for the day, which was great as it meant we could go to see the ruins at Coba after the reserve too.
The reserve itself was beautiful and our guide was fantastic, by the time the cleansing ceremony was finished, the guide had already found a howler monkey high in the tree tops and after watching it for a while, we found another in the same area. Really good sightings of both so we got some great pics. We then went for a walk through the jungle and found a family of around 8 spider monkeys (one with a baby!) who playing in the trees above us, another great sighting and it was especially nice to see the monkeys completely free in their natural habitat.
We then went to swim in the cenote, ziplining, kayaking and swimming in the laguna which were also very enjoyable although I would recommend using a life jacket in the cenote to fully enjoy it as it can challenging to swim for the whole time. After the reserve, the driver took us to a local restaurant to get lunch then off to Coba.
Overall everything was perfect and this was probably the best organised trip of our holiday as Jesus ensured everything went as planned. I would definitely recommend this to other travellers and the kids in our group thought it was the best part of the entire holiday. Great reserve and great staff!!
Written 11 January 2023
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lanamom
Sunnyvale, CA673 contributions
Oct 2022
Monkeys!! Everywhere!! In the reviews I read that it's best to come here late in teh afternoon, otherwise most of the monkeys are in the deep jungle. Well, we took a chance and came around noon and were lucky to see, well, lots. Stopped counting there were so many!! Turns out in the later wet season (October), the trees that are on the walking trail have fruit, the monkeys favorite yummers, and they were all above us. we saw some doing acrobatics, mothers with babies, what a show.
This place is just incredible, both for what you see and for what they are doing to preserve this part of the jungle, the monkeys home. We learned so much from our guide about the area, the nature, and the mayan culture.
Written 26 October 2022
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Kyndra
3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Amazing experience!
Our guide Alfredo was so nice and friendly.
We got to see a lot of monkeys doing amazing tricks.
This was one of the best activities of our whole trip.
Would recommend to do this to everyone when you are in the neighbourhood.

As Alfredo thougt us, Yu'um bootik to the whole punta laguna monkey reserve team!! Keep up the great work.
Written 29 September 2022
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Surfergirl041
Boston, MA5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We went with 2 adults and two elementary aged children and all had a fantastic time. What a special place- an opportunity to learn from and support the Maya community while having a blast with adventure activities in the most gorgeous nature setting! A must do.
Written 16 August 2022
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Sarah C
6 contributions
Aug 2022
Definitely come here to get a local tour of the jungle, see monkeys, zipline, canoe, and meet and learn from the incredible local community.
Written 13 August 2022
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