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Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

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Address: Tulum, Mexico
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00

Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel...

Punta Laguna is part of a 5000-hectare nature reserve called Ma'ax Yetel Kooh.

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Wow, this is off the beaten path, and even when you get there, it certainly doesn't give the appearance of being a touristy type of place... In fact, we drove right by it the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tae K
Prairie Village, Kansas
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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, this is off the beaten path, and even when you get there, it certainly doesn't give the appearance of being a touristy type of place... In fact, we drove right by it the first time. It's a bit of a haul from Cancun or Tulum. We drove there from Tulum and it took us around 90 mins to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw lots of birds. One of our friends is an avid birder and he loved it. You don't need to go in a tour group you can take a taxi or if you have a car it is about 1 hour drive from tulum. We drove on our own it was $700 pesos for the four of us. We... More 

Thank Reanna S
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we saw a howler monkey and a baby monkey. They told us this was rare so that was exciting. It's a nice little walk but not as mystical as I was expecting it to be. The lake is beautiful, but we didn't get to stay out on the water too long and you can't go out too far, so it... More 

Thank vinnyandfranky
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

TL;DR: This is a great experience in the outdoors, and is not touristy (Mayan ceremony aside). It's cheap, and entirely worth the drive! Plan ahead with what you bring and wear, because this is not a zoo, but a jungle. I traveled with a party of 4 adults all in good shape and good health. We only walked around with... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were told by our hotel manager to visit Punta Laguna as we were staying in Coba and there isn't much around Coba to do. It's a pretty cool place. It's easily accessible and just about 20 minutes from Coba. The cost for both my husband and I was about 600 Pesos, and that was to do a small zip... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We did this as a package with a tour to the Coba ruins. We drove through a narrow road through the jungle, passing through several small Mayan villages on our way. Once there we started with a Mayan prayer ceremony, which set the mood as we hiked through the jungle with our guides, looking for monkeys. We soon saw a... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Run by third and fourth generation Mayan hosts. You get to see monkeys, partake in a Mayan prayer with a shaman, take a canoe trip, do a zip line across a like, repel and swim in a cenote, and hear stories of the land... all over 2 1/2 hours and for a bargain. You can do a-la-carte if you prefer... More 

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Hope, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Don't go to Akumel to see the monkeys!!! this place is where you want to go to see monkeys in their natural habitat. we were brought here by our local taxi driver who recommended after we mentioned about being disappointed by the monkey sanctuary price and ho crowded it was. Punta Laguna is located a little out of the way... More 

Thank RodAndMichelle
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I liked Punta Laguna so much I came back twice. For a bird watcher, it has a lot to offer. I came for a guided hike in the evening, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the abundant spider moneys, a howler money, and wide variety of birds. I came again early in the morning, and saw an even greater number birds --... More 

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Burry Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

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 around the forest. On the way I saw cenotes as well as spider monkeys and a Howler monkey. The birds... More 

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