Aluxes Ecoparque, Palenque

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See Mexican wildlife up close in a natural setting when you visit Aluxes Ecoparque. The zoo, which was placed strategically to be surrounded by the Palenque National Park, houses many types of animals indigenous to South America, including jaguars, ocelots, parrots, and several kinds of monkeys. Many of the animals here come from poaching rings on the illegal animal trade market. To visit Aluxes Ecoparque and get the most from your holiday in Palenque, create itinerary details personal to you using our Palenque sightseeing planner .
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  • Truth is beautiful and fulfills what it promises, is a foundation that rescues animals in danger of extinction, is 2 km but it is nice
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  • If you're in the area please visit the place necessarily. At the time of the 1-2 hour walk you can virtually at your fingertips look at the local animals. The large park is ideally suited for exploring, giving the impression of wild substitutes at the same places of the forest.
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  • Who has enough time in Palenque, should visit this great animal park. We have very many animals was a great day.
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  • We didn’t read about this in our guidebooks but just stumbled upon it. One of the best days in our trip so far. Thank you to the older gentleman who walked with us some of the way and told us about the animals. His passion for wildlife and conservation was infectious. The signs are in English as well as Spanish and really well set out. A must see when in Palenque.
  • One of our best experiences in Palenque and Mexico in general. The place is fantastic and their work to support vulnerable animals is of great importance. This is not a typical zoo as animals are in their natural habitats and some of them roam free around you!! Walking the trail and being in the jungle was equally exciting as seeing animals and birds. Thanks Aluxes for the memories and for the work you have been doing.
  • Definitely worth a visit if you have a couple of hours left. They teach school children about the local eco-system, try to promote sustainability and help hurt animals to recover and place back in nature. (Night tours availible on request)
  • Small independently run reserve, only 100$ mexican pesos to enter. We loved it, it's a nice walk around, interesting animals, some due to be released back into the wild, others rescued and well looked after. The black panther my favourite. Definitely worth a visit
  • A nice way to spend some time in palenque. The animals looked well cares of.
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