Visiting Punta Laguna

Punta Laguna spider monkey

Dare to spend a dream vacation away from overcrowded hotels, tourist crowded coasts and endless queues to enter nightclubs. If you are in the mood for a vacation focused on ecotourism and learning, here is a new place to visit: Punta Laguna in Quintana Roo.

Punta Laguna Reserve

The Punta Laguna reserve is part of the Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Flora and Fauna Protection Area, which in Mayan means the home of the spider monkey and the puma. Its exact location is Carretera Nuevo Xcán-Cobá, Kilometer 27.5 Quintana Roo.

Public access hours are from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Prices vary according to the number of visitors and the different adventures you want to carry out. You should also take into account that the reservation cannot be paid by credit card, but only in cash.

Among the many activities offered within this natural Mexican environment are water activities such as canoe rides, and visit the cenote, tours to the Mayan ruins or the tour with detailed explanation about the animals that live in the area, among many other activities to learn while having fun.

Punta Laguna Spider monkey reserve

The nature reserve is a paradise for anyone who loves nature and the real experiences it provides. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions, but you do not feel that you are in a place made to favor the tourist, on the contrary.

Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, it is lost in the middle of the jungle. In addition, the entrance fee and the proceeds become part of the caretakers of the territory, who invest in it to maintain its attractiveness.

You can observe, in addition to different flora that grows everywhere in every cubic centimeter of the area, but majestic lagoons of transparent blue color, as well as a cenote where you can bathe and practice diving or snorkeling.

While strolling or enjoying each water area, you will be observed by the friendly spider monkeys, the main protagonists and inhabitants of the place. His adorable look, graceful complexion and fur will leave you fascinated.

Coba Lagoon

Also reserve a couple of hours of your excursion to explore the ruins of Cobá. Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but the last access is approximately two hours before closing time. To enter you have to pay 80 Mexican pesos.

Mayan vestiges await you there, which created an authentic city and prospered thanks to the lagoons around them, which you will have the opportunity to see during your visit. One of the main attractions of Cobá is the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, an impressive building over 40 meters high.

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