Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Tulum

4.5
#8 of 20 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. Add Punta Laguna Nature Reserve and other attractions to your Tulum trip itinerary using our Tulum itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We were in one day with bad weather, but was the most beautiful experience we have had in Mexico. Many wild animals including spider monkeys. We saw them but you can find Boas, corallini Anteaters and Jaguars. Colorful butterflies. Local guide who spoke in Italian as it works with a studious sarda.
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  • August 13, 2017
    A great, off-the-beaten-path experience. In truth, a strange mix of activities, but we had a ton of fun. We ventured here because we wanted to see monkey's in their natural habitat (vs the local sanct...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The encounter with the monkeys is great. As in reports. They are so close to us. He's watching us continuing their quiet life. It was absolutely great. In addition to the meeting with the monkeys, we learned lots of things about the jungle and its small inhabitants. And the icing on the cake we had the chance to have a guide who spoke french.
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