Cancun spider monkey adventure GPX track


Head on over into the jungle near the famous Coba ruins to find spider monkeys in the wild.


Head into the jungle near the famous Coba ruins to find spider monkeys in the wild. There is a forested area near a lagoon that houses one or two colonies of the quirky Spider monkeys. Along the way, stop buy a covered cenote for a swim, or just some pictures. In the right light it looks magical and enchanted. And if you like Kayaking, there is a stop for that too.

However, the main highlight of the trip is of-course finding the Spider monkeys in the woods. You can go with or without a guide. Guides cost about 400MXN and they’ll spot the monkeys for you. But we didn’t do that as we wanted to go at our own pace. Sauntering over the narrow jungle paths for about 30 minutes we hit the jackpot and found 2 large groups of moneys in the tree tops.

When heading out from the monkey area head on down the road to Coba village for lunch or some food. There are some excellent Mexican restaurants there. Before heading back to Cancun via Tulum and Puerto Morelos.

Additional info

Where: Central Mexico
Distance: 310km / 192miles
Loop: Yes
Fuel availability: Average, fuel up before leaving the city.
Road Conditions: Mostly paved, good condition.
Toll Roads: No
Government checkpoints: No
Unofficial roadblocks: No/Unknown

This FREE download includes the GPX track to follow on your GPS/Navigation app.
Paid downloads include a Point of Interest (POI) file which may include a few fuel stations, checkpoints, hotel, restaurants and potential road hazards like fog or unpaved segments. As well as a number of noteworthy attractions.

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