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Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a hidden gem. I would highly recommend it to anyone that loves monkeys. There is a special treat at the very end. All proceeds go to running the facility which houses animals that were abandoned or given for proper care. The people are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I are on holiday in Player del Carmen, we were looking for a day out that was a little different. This totally fitted the bill! A fantastic 30minute ATV (4x4) ride on a really great track through the Mexican jungle (be prepared...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Overpaid if you consider this is a business and not a real rescue center. I was really deceived by the fact that they are not releasing the animal. I understand in some situation it’s inevitable, but when the guide told us that they couldn’t release...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So glad we visited. Our guide was excellent. The tour was the perfect length. Loved learning about so many different kinds of monkeys and seeing the many other animals and birds. The monkey interaction was so much fun and well organized. Our children loved it....More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Akumal monkey and animal sanctuary is a great place. The crew is friendly and Alex is a great and funny tour guide. His jokes make the tour guide fun and quick. The ATV experience was awesome. The Cenote dive was an amazing experience as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gabriel0114
AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Gabriel0114! Thanks for such nice words of your visit, we are glad to know that you had a great time. We will give your words to Alex, he will be glad to know that his work was very good. We are waiting for you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly impressed with this operation. Well worth the money. Such a cool experience getting to know the monkeys. Tour guides were fun, friendly and knowledgeable. Absolutely do this while in Mexico. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank meganm314
AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear meganm314! Thank you for helping us in this important work of animal care and rescue, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to the sanctuary. We hope to see you again. Best regards AMS&RA

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting listening to the guide explaining what they do at the sanctuary and how the animals came to be there. Having the monkeys on our laps and heads was a once in a lifetime experience. We were allowed to take pictures until we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear casey2018! Thank you very much for the support we received with your visit, for us it is very important that more people know about our work. Best regards AMS&RA

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my wife wasn't sure but in the end she wanted to take home Latte (a goat).lol. Sergio did an excellent job and the place is a step in the right direction towards conservation.

Date of experience: January 2019
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AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear healer677! Thank you for taking the time to learn about our animal care work, thank you for the support we received with your visit. We hope to see you again on your next vacation. Best regards AMS&RA

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say , this was one of the best experiences of my life . At first , as you enter the sanctuary , they take you into the enclosure with the pigmy goats , I thought this would be boring , but it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 155maxinet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my two teenage daughters to the sanctuary with me. We all enjoyed it. Staff was very professional and fun to talk with during the tour. The conservation message was clear and the concerns for the all the animals was genuine. We really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Phillip D! For us it is incredible to know that you spent a great time in the company of your daughters, your visit helps us to continue supporting the animals that live in the sanctuary. We hope to see you again. Best regards AMS&RA

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Nik_Wasaga
16 December 2018|
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Response from AkumalMS2017 | Property representative |
We love knowing that you will visit us in February, for the moment you can not enter the enclosure of the otters, for safety, every day the Animal Welfare team works with Rufino, Micaela and Clemente so that they can get to... More
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Response from Erin P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, indeed you may. They also take a bunch of photos that you can purchase at the end, but they allow personal photography. :)
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2 December 2018|
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Response from 70paule | Reviewed this property |
It worked out to £50 for a usb stick with about 100 photos on it or £20 for 1 picture we brought the usb which was fine when we got home
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