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The Jungle Place - Tours

#1 of 1 things to do in Chemuyil Features Animals
| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Monkey Sanctuary Visit

Me and my wife visited The Jungle Place on the 15th June 2017. This place was amazing, it's a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Amazing inspiring humbling magical

What an experience Ran by people totally passionate about what they do and the care of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Jungle Place is a licensed sanctuary for the endangered Spider Monkey. They rescue and rehabilitate orphaned monkeys who were victims of the illegal pet trade, poaching, habitat destruction and exploitation. All too often these beautiful, highly intelligent primates become victims when humans and nature collide in a natural paradise like The Riviera Maya. The in-person tours they offer to help support the sanctuary are the very definition of sustainable and ecologically responsible tourism.The owners, Heidi and Joel, are a wonderful couple who originally moved to the area to retire but instead devoted their lives to care for these rescued monkeys. They provide them with an incredible amount of love, individual attention, medical care and specialized diets, all within a beautiful and meticulously well-kept habitat right in their native jungle.Visit in-person to meet the owners and the monkeys, view the facilities and habitat, and see first-hand the level of care that your donation helps provide. Be sure to reserve your tour well in advance, as they allow only a very limited number of visits per week.
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| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife visited The Jungle Place on the 15th June 2017. This place was amazing, it's a spider monkey sanctuary which is owned and run by a retired couple who started rescuing injured and mistreated spider monkeys many years ago and now they...More

1  Thank JohnnieWalker13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience Ran by people totally passionate about what they do and the care of the animals. Heidi & Her husband really are totally inspiring It's a place that tourists can visit - it is not a tourist attraction - there is a massive...More

1  Thank beachesandcreamUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Monkey Place during our holiday in Tulum and it was wonderful to meet these beautiful animals up close and personal. We liked the way that the monkeys interacted with us on their terms. They were so quiet and gentle and have the...More

Thank illgocrazy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We can't recommend this place enough. We had a wonderful morning at The Jungle Place. When we arrived we met Heidi and Joel, they told us stories of how they had got to where they are now, how the spider monkeys had come to find...More

2  Thank Sophie18H
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We visited today and I just had to write a review today after having had the most amazing experience! Heidi and Joel were perfect hosts and made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived! What they do for these animals is truly wonderful...More

3  Thank x-Abbi-x
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I concur with all of the positive comments about The Jungle Place. We visited in late April 2017. Heidi and Joel have privately developed what appears to be a very large and well run sanctuary for Spider Monkeys. There are close to 90 individual monkeys...More

2  Thank Steve O
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit this amazing place. It was undoubtedly the highlight of our visit to Mexico. Heidi and Joel were such warm and gracious hosts and it was as much of a pleasure meeting them as it...More

Thank kristy w
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were so lucky to get the opportunity to visit The Jungle Place. Heidi and Joel have the most beautiful home and are so kind to let us share it for a chance to meet the most beautiful, tactile and gorgeous characters I have ever...More

3  Thank ooonagie
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were in Playa Del Carmen for a week and packed a lot in, but this by far was the highlight of our entire trip. We went to Cozumel, we went to Tulum, we visited lots of highly recommended restaurants/tourist attractions, etc... But The Jungle...More

4  Thank Caitlin R
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a once in a lifetime experience, but let me caution you--it is not for all. My family of 7 (ages 10-67) visited here recently. Let it be known that the monkeys crawl all over you, may hug you, may sit on your head...More

4  Thank jerryp
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Hi all, my girlfriend and I are visiting the Jungle Place in June. We will be up to date on all recommended vaccinations, except Rabies. We know Heidi and Joel take extraordinary care of their spider monkeys. Is it necessary to get a Rabies jab? Many thanks
14 May 2017|
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Response from dolphin_lady | Reviewed this property |
No vaccinations necessary. Like the previous poster said no lotions including sunblock and insect repellent. This will be an experience of a lifetime! Have a blast!!!
How much does this cost?
2 May 2017|
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Response from jerryp | Reviewed this property |
We just went in March and it was $80 a piece.
Roni G
Do your do pick up, drop off
17 April 2017|
Response from lewislining | Reviewed this property |
sorry, only just seen your question. We arranged a taxi transfer with our hotel.