Jungle Place

The Jungle Place is a sanctuary for endangered Spider Monkeys in the Mexican Caribbean, most of which have been rescued from life threatening situations. The owners care for these animals as if they were a part of a family, and on a rare basis, allow guests to come visit with the monkeys and explore the habitat.


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Jungle Place is located near the town of Chemuyil, between Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

Jungle Place can be found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it is to the south west of Akumal.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of dining options to pick from in the community nearby the nature preserve. The most proximate eatery to Jungle Place is Pizzaria Leo, which dishes out Italian dishes. Also within a short distance, you and your party will have options including Esperanza and Oscar & Lalo where you and your party might try a bit of Mexican food and enjoy the culture of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find at least one or two other places of interest in the area, including X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area, which is within traveling range in the Riviera Maya. Also, you might think about heading to Xel Ha Ruins, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Jungle Place
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area -- 0.9 mi. (7.6 km) SE 4.7 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal
Xel Ha Ruins Historic Site 2.1 mi. (10.2 km) S 6.4 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal
Xunaan Ha Cenote -- 2.2 mi. (10.4 km) SW 6.5 mi. South West of Akumal
Yaxmul Cenote -- 4.5 mi. (11.6 km) SSW 7.2 mi. Northeast of Tulum

More Information


This facility is not open to the general public, but several tours can be scheduled a week.


For your safety as well as the safety of the animals, guests will not always be allowed to interact with the monkeys. Children under the age of eight in particular are prohibited from interacting with the monkeys. Guests who are hoping to interact should refrain from wearing perfume, scented sun screen, DEET infused bug repellants, and jewelry.


It costs $88(USD) per person to visit with the monkeys for an hour, and all of the proceeds go towards caring for the monkeys.


(984) 116-9777






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