Ecotourism in Punta Laguna, Sanctuary of the Spider Monkey
An ecological reserve with much to discover, located right at the crossroads towards Valladolid, Cobá, Nuevo Xcan and Chichen Itzá, just 17 kilometers from Chemax, is Punta Laguna, a true treasure of nature, since nothing of it has been modified, however in this site various tours are carried out and a variety of activities are offered in contact with the species of flora and fauna that inhabit it.
In Punta Laguna you will have the opportunity to take tours through the jungle with the company of an expert guide, this site is administered by the inhabitants of the surrounding communities, they also put at your disposal the products that their artisans make, embroidery, woven bracelets , elements carved in wood, honey, among others.
The tour begins with the welcome of an authentic Mayan Shaman, who will perform a brief ceremony in which he requests the permission of the gods of the underworld and earth to enter their lands, then they will proceed to rappel down into the cenote until they submerge. in its cool waters.
When walking through the jungle you will notice some friendly companions, spider and howler monkeys who like to get close to people to be admired and photographed, they even allow you to follow them on the way, these are more active during the first hours of the morning and late afternoon.
In this place also live coatis, jaguars, pumas and various types of birds among which the Tho´ bird, the cu-cu bird, toucans, parrots, golden eagles, peregrine falcon and even some herons walk very close to the lagoon. .
The lagoon can be crossed in canoes, while observing the beauty that surrounds you, but if you prefer extreme emotions, dare to cross through the air on a zip line that will take you from one extreme to the other at high speed; You can also admire the sunset and if you wish, even enjoy a quiet night lulled by the voices of the species that will surround you.
Location of Punta Laguna
To get to Punta Laguna you can take the road that goes to Cobá, just where the roads with Valladolid, Nuevo Xcan and Chichen Itzá intersect, you will find a roundabout, there a sign that indicates towards Where to turn to go to Chemax, 17 kilometers later, you will find yourself in Punta Laguna.
Photos of Punta Laguna