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.


Set in the Riviera Maya, Jungle Place invites local customers and vacationers lodging in this part of Quintana Roo. But even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights. Akumal is to the northeast.

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

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of eateries to pick from in the neighborhood around Jungle Place. Pizzaria Leo, which offers Italian meals, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. Also close-by, you'll come across restaurants such as Esperanza and Oscar & Lalo where you and your party may sample International fare and enjoy the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean scene.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of nearby activities include X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area, which is within driving distance in the Riviera Maya. Also think about visiting Xel Ha Ruins, which is another attraction not far away.

Wildlife reservations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Jungle Place.

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.

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


(984) 116-9777






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