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Aluxes Ecoparque, Palenque

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Zoo / Aquarium
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. A visit to Aluxes Ecoparque represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Palenque vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It was very hot when we visited this animal sanctuary in the middle of the day. They also offer night tours. Many of the animals have been rescued, but all are now in good hands. They are all well car...  more »
  • The night tour is a great deal. You have a guide, it's a small group, and you get to feed the manatees and crocodiles and hold a snake. All for $15 per person! The guide takes you to see the animals a...  more »
  • Wonderful park! Go for a ruins in the morning, grab a lunch somewhere nearby (e.g. El Panchan) and then spend a couple of hours in this park. Bring anti-mosquito spray for both ruins and the park.  more »
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  • This is a beautiful place. The animals are well cared for and the staff is very friendly. My wife had a great time feeding the manatees.
  • THE BEST PART OF MY TRIP. We went on the night tour which was 1200 mxn which is $64 for up to four people.. i thought at the time it was a lot of money for mexico but after seeing what great work they do here and all the animals they helped to protect it was definately worthwhile. The tour is given by biologists voluntering at the ecoparque and local guides who are familiar with the natural jungle habitat. The tour was given in spanish and i'm not sure if its always the case so worth asking but even if you can't speak the language the experience itself is very worthwhile. You get see and feed many animals int the park, which is semi enclosed for which they give great reasoning as to why it must be that way. My favourite part where the manaties (which you feed) and the tapir. Its an incredibly tactile experience and exhilarting to see many wild nocturnal animales in such an organic way. They also highlight the plight of many of these native endangered species. Another great part of this project is that have helped reintroduce the native macaw population which had become extinct and are using modern technologies alongside ancient practises to help in this great conservation project. Great work and a really great experience!
  • Awesome place. You will feel like watching animals in their natural background. The project isinspiring and stuff is so kind
  • Wonderful place! Staff is kind and approachable and the stories behind each rescued animal heartbreaking and inspiring. Must visit!!
  • If you need a break from the ruins, this is the place to go. Lots different animals to see, and they don't appear to be kept in inhumane, zoo-like conditions. Highly recommend feeding the manatees! They are ridiculous creatures!