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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  • Don‘t go through Palenque without visiting this place. It’s wonderfully made and whatever you spend helps endangered species and animals rescued from being illegally trafficked. Would love to repeat!  more »
  • It is exciting to see the ads on the Internet and to take the road which takes you to the place, the disappointment you get starts at the entrance, lonely place and without a hearing, upon entering is pretty sloppy, there are no animals almost, you only explore the jungle and you look Some animals like birds and monkeys, could never see other attractions because they are sleeping, most of the cages are empty. The only good thing is the work they do to rescue animals and help them return to their habitat and the attention of people, educated and very beautiful. The place has a cost of $150, which is not worth it, because only time the afore-mentioned, would never go.
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  • A great recognition to the Park by the great conservation work they do. We enjoy to see animals in a natural environment, protected and care with so much passion. Feeding the Manatee is the best thing that has happened to me in life. Please visit the place. What you pay is to help keep the park with its beautiful work. Bravo Aluxes! Greetings from Baja California.
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  • We didn’t read about this in our guidebooks but just stumbled upon it. One of the best days in our trip so far. Thank you to the older gentleman who walked with us some of the way and told us about the animals. His passion for wildlife and conservation was infectious. The signs are in English as well as Spanish and really well set out. A must see when in Palenque.
  • One of our best experiences in Palenque and Mexico in general. The place is fantastic and their work to support vulnerable animals is of great importance. This is not a typical zoo as animals are in their natural habitats and some of them roam free around you!! Walking the trail and being in the jungle was equally exciting as seeing animals and birds. Thanks Aluxes for the memories and for the work you have been doing.
  • Definitely worth a visit if you have a couple of hours left. They teach school children about the local eco-system, try to promote sustainability and help hurt animals to recover and place back in nature. (Night tours availible on request)
  • Small independently run reserve, only 100$ 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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