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 is located 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

Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be chowing down on a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. Pizzaria Leo, which has a menu full of Italian fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also nearby, you and your party will find options like Esperanza and Oscar & Lalo where you and your party should be sure to eat some International cuisine and experience the culture of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

There are at least one or two other attractions nearby, including X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area, which is within traveling range in the Riviera Maya. You might also think about heading to Xel Ha Ruins, which is another attraction nearby.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's more to visit in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. 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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