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Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals

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Just loved it!

Really lovely welcome, wasn’t made to feel bad for being half an hour early. Really encouraged good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mitsey M
via mobile
Well worth it

We very much enjoyed our two hour visit to the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary. We were fortunate to get a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BackPacker770810
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Camino Uxuxubi S/N, Akumal 77776, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really lovely welcome, wasn’t made to feel bad for being half an hour early. Really encouraged good hygiene and mosquito protection. Such a down to earth place, we didn’t bring any money to tip and felt bad about this so. Tips are well deserved here....More

Thank Mitsey M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our two hour visit to the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary. We were fortunate to get a private tour with our guide Marcos. We leisurely strolled through the various enclosures where we saw many different animals who were brought there by rescue, seizure,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We called at about 12:10 to ensure the 1:00 p.m. tour was happening and were told on the phone it was. We purchased our tickets online using PayPal, paid a $30US cab ride to get there, and upon arrival were told our tour was canceled...More

Thank spookykennedy
AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

spookyjennedy! We are very surprised to read your comment, in the sanctuary we make sure that all the people who visit us receive the proper attention, the cancellation of a tour by us is only done when the extreme weather conditions and civil protection indicates...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with family and friends for a bus to Akumal town then a taxi. The building itself is amazing bamboo and natural materials. There’s a gift shop inside aswell. We had a tour guide they are included in the price. So many different animals...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A guided tour of the zoo and some one on one time with rescued monkeys. How can you lose? After coming to the Mayan Riviera for over 25 years, this is one of the few attractions that is friendly to the wallet and worth leaving...More

1  Thank MMA_Dad
AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MMA_Dad! Thank you for knowing the care and rescue work we did in the sanctuary, we hope that in your next visit to Mexico we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again. Best regards.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Sanctuary with our 10 year old grandson and 13 year old granddaughter on August 20. We were able to book our visit from the resort the day before. The tour took a little over 2 hours. We took a taxi from ABBWR...More

Thank cornell4259
AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear cornell4259! We love knowing that you enjoyed your visit to the sanctuary so much and that your children discovered an opportunity to get to know animals of different species up close. Thank you for helping us to continue this work with your visit. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Time with monkeys was worth the visit. The guide was informative as well, but as others have said, they discoyraged personal photos and tried to get in the way when I took some of my husband with the snake over his shoulders and later with...More

Thank Renee H
AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Renee H! Thank you for taking the time to know the great work we did in the sanctuary, we are glad to know that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon. Best regards AMS&RA

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids enjoy the experience, however I agree with other reviews that this is a bit heavy on the commercial to be a sanctuary. It's great they rescue animals, but too much interaction with humans is not good for them either. Very expensive at $65 per...More

Thank 172RicardoZamora
AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 172RicardoZamora! The educational bonding programs with the monkeys are well supported and worked not only by sanctuary staff but by international organizations. The work we do in the sanctuary is always for the benefit of the animals that live here and all those that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful visit at the sanctuary yesterday and the guide was very knowledgable and helpful and is an asset to the sanctuary. I think it is wonderful that they have taken in so many animals either donated to them or rescued but I...More

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AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear markleedavies! Thank you for visiting us and all the help we received with your arrival. I assure you that each of the animals that are part of the sanctuary are in perfect health and none of us forced to do or participate in something...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

visited yesterday and it was very nice to see it was clean and the staff were very friendly. The staff were knowledgable about their animals and you could see that they cared about them. The only let down was the fact that they were letting...More

1  Thank PhilHampshire82
AkumalMS2017, Community manager at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear PhilHampshire82! We greatly appreciate your words, we are interested in knowing what the people who visit us think about our work. Every day we strive to provide the greatest animal welfare to the different species of animals that live with us, it is thanks...More

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Will T
12 September 2018|
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Response from AkumalMS2017 | Property representative |
Hello Will! Do not worry, this is a routine procedure to verify the Paypal reservation and the people who visit us, on our website we specify that the person making the payment must present their identification, the... More
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katie c
5 August 2018|
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Response from mxnick | Reviewed this property |
I would use the mini bus to Akamal.. they are so frequent .. then walk up to the monkey place. it is expensive though..
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dcveg
5 July 2018|
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Response from kim8758 | Reviewed this property |
It IS warm. If you an get a very thin long sleeved cotton tshirt, that would be good. Maybe capri leggings. Definitely rub down any skin showing. The trip is SO worth it!
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