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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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Very Entertaining for my Grand kids

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cowgirl6505
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Greenville, Texas
1001 Monkey's

I appreciate the effort and passion that the rangers put into this project. I can't remember if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandro C
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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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

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

4  Thank Sara J
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Reviewed 16 August 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 19 June 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 10 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
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Reviewed 27 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

1  Thank Patrice P
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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
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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!

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Y4Travel
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
12 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
23 October 2016|
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We just got home. And no it is closed. The locals were not aware it was closed, we got there , the gates are locked . No word on when it will be reopened .
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