Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Tulum

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#8 of 30 in Parks in Tulum
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. A visit to Punta Laguna Nature Reserve represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tulum journey maker tool to plot your vacation.
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  • We visited 2 weeks ago and the water level is very high due to lots of heavy rain in the area. The water which is usually a turquoise green was a yellowish green and the boardwalk was almost completel...  more »
  • In this jungle, you get offered a lot. Our tour began with a ceremony to remove evil spirits with a shaman. That alone is an experience. Continued the tour with the canoe. So, a small lake was crossed on the other side, you could drive Zipline. It was back on the same path (canoe). Then, our tour guide in the jungle trying to locate monkeys. We were lucky and have seen actually a few as. For visiting footwear is advisable, because the paths can be quite slippery (MOSS on limestone). Also should a good mosquito repellent attention paid to be, since, by their very nature, are found many mosquitoes in the jungle.
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  • We just drove to the reserve and booked a guide on the site for 600 pesos. He was fantastic at finding the monkeys, we saw quite a few and one of them approched really close, he was very nosy ! No oth...  more »
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