We saw their spider monkeys, macaws, crocs, a boa, owls, tiny boar and deer. The “cherry” was an absolutely beautiful cenote on the grounds. It’s clear that this organization cares for their animals and makes plans to reintroduce the animals to nature when possible. The tour offers limited “encounters” with some animals, especially the macaws that can never be reintroduced since being rescued from the likes of cruise ships - and which benefit from the social interactions. Anjo showed us an amazing time while educating us about bees, flora, and fauna in the area. He provided excellent service, as well as cultural perspective. We had a great time. I would book him again, at this location, or for a tour of si’an kan.
As with most tours, the tour is only as great as the tour guide. Our tour guide, Hank/Jano, was phenomenal! He has a truly kind heart and cares for the animals deeply, which allowed us a much more intimate experience with the animals. Outside of our amazing tour guide, the tour itself takes you through the jungle, stopping at various plants, bees, monkeys and other animals. The cenote at the end is probably one of the best in Mexico. Nothing else needs to be said - take the tour with Jano!
This was the highlight of my 7 day trip to Mexico's Yucatan. It was gorgeous, and the accommodations were extremely comfortable (I'm a city girl- CHicago, NYC, DC). Don't be afraid of the cold water showers- they are very comfortable and reasonably warm (and I am a wimp when it comes to showers.) The staff was gracious, welcoming, and kind. There are two peaceful, beautiful cenotes on their property that you can enjoy. There is a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast is included, but it is a light continental breakfast (fruit, toast, yogurt, granola). They have additional breakfast items for purchase. I ordered the chilaquiles since I was travelling and didn't want to be hungry at the airport later that day. Bring plenty of cash as food and excursions are easier to pay in cash. There is an ATM at the OXXO in the nearest town- it’s a 25min walk. The nearby town has excellent tiny, local restaurants. I had 3 of the best tacos of my life for $6. This is an amazing location for a solo traveler, family, or couple. I hope to come back again someday with my nieces and nephew. Would recommend to anyone!…
We ended up here by accident, we where going to do the tour offered by Akamul monkey Sanctuary but had to wait a couple hours so we stopped here for lunch, we had great food and a animal and cenote tour was about to start, I talked the family into doing this instead and WOW was it great - we went to 3 private cenotes which were all different - in one the fish nibbled at our feet- another was a half cave which we swam and walked then we had a hands on animal tour were we saw monkeys and other great animals, after learning about Mayan bees, we got to purchase local Mayan bee honey as well, this review cannot convey how great the time was- it was perfect for the kids who got to feed some animals and we had a very knowledgeable guide as well, I highly recommend this tour
The best place to arrive in Mexico QuintanaRoo! Is like taking a bath in the Jungle. Waking up to the sounds of the jungle all around with two fresh cenotes on site. Staff treats you like Family. Fresh fruit in mornings, pescado y'arozz at nights, cheap serveza. Also highly recommend the animal rescue reserve thru the hotel owner Antonio just a'ways down the dirt road. He is a real character and Hero for Nature. Hard to believe what he has created. Bless! 10/10 ~Mister doostin