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Tulum Monkey Sanctuary

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The Tulum Monkey Sanctuary was closed on October 13, 2014 due to the death of the owner of the property. Thank you for your support. The Tulum Monkey Sanctuary is a privately owned 60 acre ranch. On the ranch we have 15 rescued Spider Monkeys that...more
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Km 6 Coba Road | Direclty in front of Rancho Santa Cruz, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 6 had a great time visiting the Monkey Sanctuary. We heard about other trips into the jungle to see the monkeys and other animal sancutaries, with some saying this was a “zoo”. Perhaps in some rights it could be considered a “zoo”...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HauteTraveler
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Cages, cages, cages. And especially small cages. That says 'zoo' not 'sanctuary'. If it were a true sanctuary there would be animals not in cages as well, you wouldn't be able to have a personal experience with the animals and the temporary 'cages' would be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
6  Thank KinaLinaBina
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Tulum ruins are an interesting sample of the Mayan diversity. They were polytheist, and their building reflect their beliefs. I like their ample settings and how their main buildings face the sea.. They used colors to decorate their buildings, Red was predominant. The colonization brought...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank maylent
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Love this place! The guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable about all of the animals. From there we rode ATVs to an amazing cenote where we had a refreshing swim. Best excursion by far....just wear lots of bug spray, mosquitoes were crazy!!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ericsaluckyguy
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Very pleasant visit. Guides were very informative. Close up interaction with live animals. We had a good time.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank SayangMBelanda
Reviewed March 19, 2018

They rehabilitate exotic pets and injured wildlife. They habitats were clean and large. The animals were well cared for and the guides explained how they arrived. Some monkeys had their tails removed by pet owners who wanted them to be less mobile. Some monkeys hands...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank jabrown2016
Reviewed March 7, 2018

The whole sanctuary was great. The little squirrel monkeys captured our hearts. They sat on us, looked us in the eye and were so gentle. Great experience. The birds are beautiful and tame. Fed the little goats - so cute. Wonderful experience.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank sparkee2017
Reviewed February 19, 2018

My grand kids really enjoyed this visit. I think the pictures they have for you to buy are a little high

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

I appreciate the effort and passion that the rangers put into this project. I can't remember if it's maintained already by two or three generations but you can see that these people live for this reserve. It was a nice surprise when our ranger started...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank sandro777zh
Reviewed December 19, 2017

We had a highly entertaining, interactive visit with the monkeys, Put us in a wonderful mood, great guides.

Date of experience: December 2017
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November 27, 2016|
Response from Lisa T |
The Akumal Sanctuary is $65/person. Tour lasted about 2 1/2 hours. I was just there today. It is a monkey sanctuary but they dont turn away other animals needing rescue, ie Mccaws, zebras, lemurs, etc. They are doing a... More
Terri D
November 11, 2016|
Response from Lisa T |
No, the Tulum Sanctuary is no longer operating. People are either reviewing the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary or Jungle Place. I spent the entire week trying to see monkeys while in the Riviera Maya and finally fell upon the... More