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Tulum Monkey Sanctuary

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Km 6 Coba Road | Direclty in front of Rancho Santa Cruz, Tulum, Mexico
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Expensive but worth it.

They rehabilitate exotic pets and injured wildlife. They habitats were clean and large. The animals... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
jabrown2016
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Asheville, North Carolina
One on one with Monkeys

The whole sanctuary was great. The little squirrel monkeys captured our hearts. They sat on us... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
sparkee2017
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New Prague, Minnesota
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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 live in natural habitats. There are also wild monkeys that pass through on their normal feeding routes. In addition to Spider Monkeys we have saved many, many animals including lots of street dogs. Although the Tulum Monkey Sanctuary is closed at the moment we hope you will support us in our move to the YuCARE Ranch. The YuCARE Foundation will be dedicated to broad based animal rescue (starting with the monkeys of Tulum Monkey Sanctuary) and will be self-sustaining both financially and environmentally.
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Km 6 Coba Road | Direclty in front of Rancho Santa Cruz, Tulum, Mexico
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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

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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.

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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

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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

Thank Sandro C
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

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

1  Thank Terbergen
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

The animals were in horrible conditions. The staff was unprofessional. Do not support this exploitation of animals. This establishment is out of control.

5  Thank Sara J
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Loved our experience there, very cozy and intimate, small group for the tour allowed us plenty of time to ask questions and get a good look around. Bring a bathing suit to take a swim in the cenote before leaving.

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

We arrived in time for the 3pm tour. Our guide was Edwin. We fed the deer and the goats. The highlight was the ring-tailed lemurs, and the squirrel monkey and Capuchin climbing on our shoulders and head. Most animals are surrendered (illegal) pets. Bring small...More

Thank Carey C
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

The Monkey Sanctuary that my daughter and I visited was in Akumal. We took a collecto bus from Tulum and walked to the sanctuary from there. It was an easy, safe walk that was an adventure in itself! The sanctuary was serene and the tour...More

3  Thank noire48
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

We were advised by our concierge that we should book an excursion to this place as just going there for the sanctuary tour was incredibly overpriced. Fernando(?) was our tour guide and seemed very impressive. He's young, knows 7 or 8 languages, has been all...More

1  Thank Patrice P
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Y4Travel
November 27, 2016|
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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
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Terri D
November 11, 2016|
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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
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