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Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Tulum
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Nicknamed "the home of the spider monkey and the puma," Punta Laguna Nature Reserve tempts the explorer in you with its shimmering blue lagoon enclosed by a sprawling dense jungle. Declared a national protected area in 2002, the reserve represents an excellent example of sustainable tourism created and run by local communities. The 5,367 hectare (13,262 acre) grounds are home to 120 Maya villagers, many of whom maintain the reserve and offer hiking tours for those wishing to learn more about the surrounding plant and animal life. You can arrange canoeing, ziplining and water hole rappelling with your guide. Softly tread the trails of this humid jungle and you may be rewarded with a glimpse of one of the hundreds of spider or howler monkeys that live here. Add Punta Laguna Nature Reserve and other attractions to your Tulum trip itinerary using our Tulum itinerary builder.
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  • I visited Punta Laguna after going to Coba. You must have a guide to show you round and mine was very helpful. You can go into cenotes and paddle canoes here, but I'm a birder and just wanted to walk ...  more »
  • We had a rental car and had visited Tulum at 9am. From other reviews I knew we didn't want to arrive before noon to have a better chance of seeing the monkeys without too much hiking. We arrived aroun...  more »
  • This is really an amazing experience. It's the kind of unique, off-the-beaten-path activity that makes a whole vacation worthwhile.