Coba ruins and Punta Laguna Monkey Reserve

(12 customer reviews)

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore the Spider Monkeys National Park at Punta Laguna: hiking, canoeing, zip lining, cenote rappelling! With a private tour of Coba ruins and a delicious Mexican lunch.

Due to covid-19 sanitary measures, it not allowed to climb the pyramid till further notice.

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Coba ruins and Punta Laguna Monkey Reserve Private Tour

So much to do and so little time. We understand that sometimes you just don’t want to only take in one activity a day. When we realized that, we arrived at the Coba and Punta Laguna Tour. This private tour encompasses (5) different exciting activities at Punta Laguna and the visit of the Mayan ruins of Coba!

We start the day early to beat the heat, the crowds and to increase our chances to encounter the Monkeys.We’ll transport you directly to Punta Laguna. Once we arrive, you’ll have the Mayan world at your fingertips. Some of the activities in our Punta Laguna tour include:

  1. Hiking in the jungle to look for spider monkeys and howler monkeys. We can’t guarantee sightings…this is not a zoo but we usually get to see them as we come early.
  2. Casual canoeing in the lagoon. It basically counts as exercise!
  3. Adrenaline rushing, blood pumping zip lining over the lagoon.
  4. Rappelling into the cenote. Completely optional. We do have to stress that is a little more difficult and our patrons must be in good shape to partake.
  5. Mayan Purification Ceremony. Experience the culture!

Then, we’ll take you to a local Mexican a la carte meal, tacos, fajitas, panuchos… you decide!

After lunch, a private archaeological guide will take you to explore the Coba ruins on foot and then by bike. You can also climb one of the pyramids! It is a once in a lifetime experience that we don’t want you to miss.

Fun Facts about the Punta Laguna tour: The Mayan ceremony is indicative of safe entry into the jungle and the cenote. The cenote is a sacred for traditional Mayans as it is the entrance to the underworld Xibalbla “the place of fear”. Punta Laguna is still actually home to approximately 30 Mayan families. The families welcome tourists and absolutely love sharing their culture with those on vacation during this special time!

You will be transported back to your hotel by 4/5PM so we don’t interrupt any plans you may have for the evening!

General info

  • Duration: 9/10 hours
  • Physicality: Medium
  • Age: from 5yo
  • Rappel in Cenote and swim: Optional, as it can be difficult, 40 feet / 12meters rappel to go down and rope ladder to climb.

This is an exclusive private tour to better meet your expectations.

Price includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with private air-conditioned transportation
  • Experienced certified private guide all day long
  • All entrance fees
  • Bicycle/Taxi-tricycle rental at Coba ruins
  • Life jackets
  • Cool drinks in the van (waters, soda, beer)
  • Lunch in a restaurant with one main course a la carte and one drink (water, soda or beer) per person
  • Your guide will show you where to take the best pictures and will be happy to help to take you in photo with your camera or phone!

Price excludes

  • Ruins: In case you bring a go pro camera, a video camera or a phone with a selfie stick, there is a 50 pesos (less than 3USD) per device charged at the entrance of each
    archeological site, to be paid in pesos (INAH tax) – Drones and Tripods for video/cameras are forbidden.
  • Tips

Itinerary

Our tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic and heat on the sites.

06:30am: Private transportation from your hotel to Punta Laguna
08:30am – 11:30am: Visit of Punta Laguna
11:30am – 12:00pm: Transportation
12:00pm – 01:00pm: Lunch in a restaurant
01:00pm – 03:00pm: Visit of Coba
03:00pm – 05:00pm: Transportation to your hotel

Itinerary is based on a departure from Playa del Carmen.
Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit and beach towel
  • Comfortable shoes and light clothes to visit the ruins
  • Flip flops or water shoes for swimming activities
  • Hat or cap and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Biodegradable mosquito repellent
  • Camera/Underwater camera
  • Cash for souvenirs/tips

You can bring personal belongings you require during the tour (phone, camera, extra set of clothes…). While you are visiting or snorkeling you can leave the things you don’t need in the van. Our driver will always be in the van, so keeping your things safe!

12 reviews for Coba ruins and Punta Laguna Monkey Reserve

  1. Kezchiz4444

    We wanted mainly to see monkeys in their natural habitat and the guide (Jose) worked hard to get that for us. And we did! Howler monkeys!
    This tour is full of experiences: the “family challenge” which is getting from one side of the lake to the other in a row boat, zip wire through the jungles, and an amazing deep (ish) Cenote all in the Mayan jungle (so cool and fragrant too) followed by an amazing local lunch and then a visit to Coba. Take the tricycle drive round, it’s lots of fun!
    Our driver Carlos and (very dry) guide Chris made our trip safe, fun and informative.
    Wonderful and unforgettable. Many thanks.

  2. Shannon

    Had an amazing time with JJ (Juan) and Rodrigo!! Our family of 8 (2 kids, 13 and 11 years old) did the Tulum/Cenote snorkel/Turtles at Akumal and the Coba/Punta Laguna tours. We would highly recommend Absolute Adventure Mexico, the tours and traveling with JJ and Rodrigo.
    Read full review on Trip Advisor

  3. Elaine

    Brilliant private tour to Punta Laguna and Coba Maya with Manuel and driver Rodrigo! Manuel was an absolute delight, very knowledgeable and a fabulous day was had by all. Rodrigo was a steady hand on the wheel! Thanks to all!

  4. Tyler

    The wife and I booked a private tour to the Punta Laguna monkey reserve and Coba Ruins with Abslote Adventures, and couldn’t have been happier with our Guide, or our experience.
    Our guide, Juan, was fantastic and we really enjoyed the personal touch of a private tour, and would not hesitate to hire Absolute again in the future, and of course request Juan again.
    Private tours are slightly more costly than group tours, but their is no comparison when it comes to the better over all value!
    Thanks guys, for the memories!

  5. Kadala

    That was the best tour I have ever taken on any trip! In one long day we observed lots of active spider monkeys at play in the wild, experienced the most scenic zip line in Mexico, got to see what a cenote is like (and test our strength climbing the rope ladder out), enjoyed a canoe race, saw a present day Mayan village (and helped support them with our shopping), saw interesting birds, and hiked a through some good habitat! Then we ate an excellent lunch and biked around Coba, climbing Ixmoja, one of the few pyramids visitors are still allowed to climb and one of the tallest on the Yucatan peninsula. Biking around the site was awesome on our rattletrap bikes and helped us with the heat which was intense that afternoon. I’m glad I climbed the pyramid although that was the toughest activity on the trip. Punta Laguna in the morning was very special as we were the only visitors and the nature and activities were wonderful! The eight of us from 10yr old to 70yr old all equally enjoyed the tour.

  6. Jill

    Thanks to Chris, Pascal and Pixie for a great private tour to Coba, Punta Laguna Monkey Reserve and yummy lunch!

  7. Pamela

    We spent a day with Juan at Coba and Punta Laguna Monkey Sanctuary. It was such a nice day, everything was well organized, schedule was flexible so we could take time to take pictures and enjoy these wonderful places. I recommend Juan and Absolute Adventure to anyone!

  8. Vikie

    Ease of booking online, prompt replies and extremely informative, we were picked up from our hotel, and enjoyed our private trip with these guys, Coba and Punta Laguna where we were lucky enough to see Spider Monkeys and Howler Monkeys we zip lined over the lake, and the brave among us were lowered by rope into a cenote for a gentle swim, before the strenuous climb up a rope ladder!

  9. Abby

    Monkey reserve was absolutely amazing!!! If you like animals this is a MUST DO – you will not want to leave. Being so close to them was magical.

  10. Tracy

    Top notch private tour. Coba was still empty when we arrived. We were about to climb the temple and enjoy the view before crowds. We had so much fun in Punta Laguna looking for monkeys, zip lining and exploring a spooky cenote! Arturo took incredible pictures of our tour and they were emailed to us few days later!

  11. Deanna

    Chris was fantastic, providing custom trip Coba and Punta Laguna to view monkeys in the wild, zipline and canoe. he was great with the kids and I highly recommend this tour

  12. Louise

    Both guide and driver were personable. They took care of everything. We didn’t have to wait on any line, they had everything we needed. I highly recommend Absolute Adventure to anyone looking for a great private tour!

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