Mar 2, 2008
While Hans' mom was in town we decided to check out this Spider Monkey Sanctuary that my Spanish tutor had recommended. They had found it one time on a lark while looking for a cenote, so we just followed their directions and stumbled upon The Jungle Place.
Out in the middle of the jungle (ok, really only about 1KM from the highway on a dusty road) lies The Jungle Place. It's an idyllic and tranquil place nestled back into the jungle with it's own small cenote and several beautifully constructed cabanas for guests.
The owners have dedicated their lives to rescuing and rehabilitating Spider Monkeys. For a small fee to cover their costs for keeping the monkeys you can go and interact the with monkeys in their cages- that is- you can go inside the cage and interact with them.
Their cages span almost the entire jungle lot and the monkeys swing to and fro and can make large traverses across the property. They monkeys seem truly, deeply happy and the whole place is just awesome.
Anyway, without further ado, here are some photos from our monkey experience:
They REALLY liked Maggie's shoes. They provided minutes of entertainment. Uh, does "Monkey Reserve" count as "Farm" on that US Customs form?
I got a good once over to see if I had brought any "Treats."
The girl monkeys really liked Hans, like, REALLY liked him.