insider Staff Picks

Want to make the most of your vacation on the Riviera Maya? Tap the Reef Resorts staff for insider tips on the hottest things to see and do. Whether you're a fan of history, outdoor adventure, sport fishing or spa days, our team has the inside scoop on the experiences that will make your stay extraordinary.

Let's Monkey Around

Let's Monkey Around

April 28, 2015

If you've ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with a troop of spider monkeys, here's your chance. The Jungle Place is a sanctuary for the endangered species and offers private tours that give you the opportunity to interact with the small, but seriously fascinating primates. You'll be seated in an open area within an enclosure, allowing the monkeys the freedom to come and visit you as they please. Of course, you'll be supplied with treats to tempt them! The Jungle Place is run by a husband-and-wife team named Joel and Heidi and it's a bit off the beaten track from your Playa del Carmen hotel, but by all accounts is well worth the trip. Tours must be scheduled in advance, and the facility can get booked up, so call early!

Address: Near the town of Chemuyil