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.


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

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

Nearby Restaurants

There are many dining options to pick from in the area around the nature preserve. The nearest restaurant to Jungle Place is Pizzaria Leo, which offers Italian food. Oscar & Lalo and Lucy's Too are additional restaurant options within reach. At Lucy's Too you and your companions will want to try a bite of International dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

There are at least one or two other places of interest nearby, including X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area, which is a mile and a half away the Riviera Maya. Also, you might think about heading to Xunaan Ha Cenote, which is another attraction in the area.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Jungle Place
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area -- 1.7 mi. (7.6 km) SE 4.7 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal
Xunaan Ha Cenote -- 1.8 mi. (10.4 km) SSW 6.5 mi. South West of Akumal
Xel Ha Ruins Historic Site 2.2 mi. (10.2 km) S 6.4 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal
Yaxmul Cenote -- 4.4 mi. (11.6 km) S 7.2 mi. Northeast of Tulum

More Information


This facility is not open to the general public, but you can make reservations for a sanctuary visit.


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 8 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 repellents, 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.

Location: Camino Blanco, the Riviera Maya, Mexico


(984) 116-9777






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