Punta Laguna Nature Reserve (Otoch Ma'ax Yetel Kooh)
Punta Laguna Nature Reserve (Otoch Ma'ax Yetel Kooh)

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve (Otoch Ma'ax Yetel Kooh)

Quintana Roo Nuevo Durango - Coba, Quintana Roo, 77739

The Basics

Guided tours that include time at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, available by coach or by bicycle, depart from Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Tours often include a stop at the Maya ruins at Tulum and time at a traditional Maya village in the reserve, where visitors can tour thatched homes, sample local cuisine, and learn about the indigenous population. All-day tours typically combine a visit to the Coba ruins with time at the reserve.

The impressive centerpiece of the reserve is huge Punta Laguna, an excellent lake for canoeing and kayaking. Other popular activities include hiking through the jungle, rappelling between the underground caves, and ziplining through the jungle canopy.

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Coba Ruins, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Cenote and Mayan family
Coba Ruins, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Cenote and Mayan family
$175.00 per adult
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Excellent day out
Excellent day out, our tour guide Miguel was excellent fully explaining the history at the ruins. The zip line was awesome fun. All around a great day. Highly recommend the tour company- so much that we booked a trip to Siaan Kaan with them the day after.
joseph_s, Mar 2024

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Punta Laguna Nature Reserve is a must-visit for nature and wildlife lovers and adventurers.

  • There are no restaurants in Punta Laguna, so unless your tour includes lunch, plan on either packing one or stopping for food on the way to the reserve.

  • Wear boots or sneakers with good grip to traverse the rocks, which can be slick.

  • Bring insect repellent and wear long socks, pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat to fend off mosquitoes.

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How to Get There

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve is located around 37 miles (60 kilometers) northwest of Tulum and about 13 miles (21 kilometers) northeast of Coba. Tours usually include round-trip transportation from Tulum. Those visiting independently can grab a taxi or rent a car in Tulum to reach the reserve. If driving, head toward Coba. Before reaching the ruins, you’ll encounter a fork in the road; take a right and continue toward Nuevo Xcán.

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When to Get There

The monkeys that inhabit Punta Laguna Nature Reserve are usually most active as the sun rises and around 5pm, and tours typically take place in the morning and afternoon; of course wildlife sightings aren’t guaranteed. Overall, the best time to visit the Yucatan Peninsula is during April, May, and November, but that is also when you’ll encounter the largest crowds.

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Nearby Coba Ruins

Some tours combine the Punta Laguna Nature Reserve with a stop at the nearby Coba ruins. Located about 45 minutes from Tulum, the ancient Maya ruins were once home to 50,000 inhabitants. At the site, you can climb the main pyramid, Nohoch Mul, which reaches 137 feet (42 meters). It's the tallest on the Yucatan Peninsula and provides panoramic views.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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