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Tulum Monkey Sanctuary

#23 of 86 things to do in Tulum Features Animals
Km 6 Coba Road | Direclty in front of Rancho Santa Cruz, Tulum, Mexico
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Great afternoon experience

We arrived in time for the 3pm tour. Our guide was Edwin. We fed the deer and the goats. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carey C
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NJ
A must visit!

The Monkey Sanctuary that my daughter and I visited was in Akumal. We took a collecto bus from... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
noire48
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Portland, Oregon
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Km 6 Coba Road | Direclty in front of Rancho Santa Cruz, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 9 April 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
Reviewed 26 March 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

Thank Patrice P
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We visited with two 4 year olds, and they loved it! Alex, out guide, was excellent. Might be too long for children younger than 4. Well worth the cost. Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation for a tour, as that is the...More

Thank Liza H
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Oh and a few Ostrich as well.... What a great trip to learn about what's being done to protect the animals, plus a chance to interact with many, including monkeys, lemurs & deer!

Thank dayzed007
Reviewed 5 February 2017

As we were driving into Tulum, we passed several signs advertising this place. We decided to swing by and see what it was like. After driving down a long, dirt road, and feeling like we were heading into the middle of nowhere, we finally came...More

2  Thank Diana_Gashef
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A great place, but closed because of owner's death in 2015 or 16. They had rescue animals and treated them very well. Student interns were an essential part of the program. Too bad they had to close.

3  Thank TankahTres
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We arrived early in the afternoon and it seemed that we were the only ones there. We walked into the office and negotiated our tour. We were offered several confusing options, and the prices seemed to change at random. There was no signage listing prices,...More

Thank Hillary M
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

In an effort to help those as confused as I was, I want to report that the Tulum Sanctuary is closed!! Any reviews you are reading are referring to Jungle Place (run by Heidi) or the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary (just opened summer 2016) I tried...More

15  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 14 November 2016

What can you say about these wonderful people ( Heidi and Joel, David) We have had the pleasure to have visited them I believe our 4th time and every time it gets better. We already are set for our next trip there. this is a...More

3  Thank Bill H
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Y4Travel
Hi. Is this open and is it really worth $80 USD for 1 hour? This is more expensive than every single Zoo / Rescue shelter I have visited around the world. From their site "The minimum donation for an in-person tour is US$80.00 per person and tours generally last about 1 hour. " Thank you
27 November 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
Hi, I am interested in knowing if the Tulum sanctuary is open . There is a lot of confusion on the internet and its website shows it is closed everyday however accordingly to people on trip advisor , they visited within the past few months. If it is open, what is the ticket price per person? Thank you, Terese
11 November 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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outspokenone
Hi there are a # of reports that this is closed? and it was in 2015 when we went. Is it open now????
22 October 2016|
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Hi all. We just got back from the area- Stayed at Karisma Royal/ Casita. Went on some great private tours with Nefi at MAKEYOUROWNTOUR. We asked about the monkey sanctuary tour. He wasnt sure but said there are a few... More
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