Punta Laguna: a hidden spring of blue water between Chemax and Cobá, Quintana Roo

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COBA, QUINTANA ROO.- This has to be one of the most cared and beautiful places on the whole Yucatan Peninsula: Punta Laguna, in the state of Quintana Roo. Its crystal clear waters will make you feel like you are inside a fantasy movie. 

Punta laguna is an ecological reserve located at the crossroads of Valladolid, Cobá, Nuevo Xcan, and Chichen Itzá, just 17 kilometers from Chemax. 

When you get there, you can tour the entire jungle in the company of an expert guide. You will be surprised to see that this paradise is administered by Maya people communities, who are in charge of putting at your disposal the products that their artisans make, embroidery, woven bracelets, elements carved in wood, honey, among others.

We recommend that you bring your food, drink, sunscreen and against mosquitoes, as well as toilet paper for anything.

Things to do in Punta Laguna

# 1 – Participate in Mayan ceremony

At the beginning of the tour, a Mayan shaman will perform a small ritual like the ones that were done in the past, in which he requests permission from the gods of the underworld and earth to enter their properties; here you can observe a part of the Mayan culture and its traditions.

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# 2 – Spider Monkey Observation

Due to its location, Punta Laguna is home to this species of monkey, which is more feasible to see in the afternoons because in the morning it goes out for food and even after a while it returns home. You can take photos of it and sometimes they even accompany you throughout the journey.
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# 3 – Rappel in the cenote

This is a very daring experience but one that is worth living, since at the end of the descent you can bathe in the cool and crystalline waters of the same.

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# 4 – Canoeing

You will get to know the surroundings of the lagoon and then reach the zip line and be able to slide in it by crossing it overhead.

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Working hours and fees:

From Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The locals offer two types of rates: The first consists of a tour of the jungle that costs $ 70 per person and the guide service is charged separately, which costs $ 300.

In addition, the service of walking through the jungle, paddling in the lagoon and zip line is offered, which has a price of $ 350 pesos per person and lasts two hours.
 
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Location

To get there from Mérida, you just have to take the road that goes to Cobá, between the intersections of Valladolid, Chichén Itzà and Nuevo Xcan; you will arrive at a roundabout that has a sign to go to Chemax and 17 km is Punta Laguna.

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