Flora and Fauna Protection Area Otoch Ma_Ax Yetel Kooh

Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh is a region of forests home to a high diversity of plant and animal species; its Mayan name means “House of the monkey and the Puma”. It is highly attractive for ecotourism!

It covers different types of vegetation, such as evergreen tropical forest, lowlands and marshy grassland; these ecosystems depend on the existence and development of species of flora and fauna. Also, it has one of the most important surface water systems of the Yucatan Peninsula.


It is a relatively small area compared to other protected areas of the Yucatan Peninsula. The area is home to 215 species of birds; of these, 114 are resident and 44 migratory.

Services such as guided tours through the jungle to observe monkeys and crocodiles, rappel into the sinkholes (cenotes), among others are offered. In the community museum are displayed photographs and information about 800 spider monkeys that live in this protected area.

Flora and Fauna Otoch Ma_Ax Yetel Kooh

Day 1

  • 8:00 a.m. Departure from Cancun to Punta Laguna.
  • 10:30 a.m. Arrival at the Punta Laguna community, with a previous stop for a small breakfast. (Breakfast expenses not included)
  • 11:00 a.m. Guided tours with observation of flora and fauna.
  • 13:00 p.m. Zip lines, rappel in Cenote Calaveras, canoeing in the lagoon and Mayan purification ceremony.
  • 5:00 p.m. Departure to Valladolid. Brief tour on the community.
  • Lodging and Dinner at Ecotel Quinta Regia.

Recommendations: Light clothing and comfortable shoes. Sunglasses. Sunscreen and biodegradable insect repellent.

Day 2

  • 8:00 a.m. Departure to Archaeological Zone of Chichen Itza.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tour in of Chichén Itzá.
  • 12:00 p.m. Return to Valladolid.
  • 1:00 p.m. Arrival in Valladolid. View to Zací and Dzitnup cenotes.
  • 2:30 p.m. Tour of the Former Convent of San Bernardino of Siena.

Recommendations: Light clothing, comfortable shoes, cap and sunglasses. Sunscreen and biodegradable insect repellent. Swimsuit and towel

Cost per person $ 6,420.00. Includes: Breakfast. Lunch at Pueblo Maya Restaurant and Activities. Does not include: Dinners and Transfers.

Contact details: Najil Tucha. Tel. (967) 631 77 89 / Cel. (045) 967 140 12 19 y (045) 985 1142212