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Monkey Island

Catemaco

Locals comment that during the 1970s a small colony of endangered monkeys was brought to Laguna Catemaco for research purposes. As you can see, the mission was not impossible, but rather fruitful, and the result of those years of study now hangs in the branches of its trees.

To arrive at the Island of Tanaxpillo, popularly known as “The Island of the Monkeys”, you must depart from the Laguna de Catemaco where various private boats offer their services. It will not be difficult to identify which ones, since an infinite number of local operators will invite you to board. The choice is yours, the amazement will be shared.

We recommend that you prevent your visit with some binoculars, as some monkeys are quite good at hiding and will be difficult to find at first. If your plan is to take some pictures it is also worth going with a camera and a good lens.

Locals comment that during the 1970s a small colony of endangered monkeys was brought to Laguna Catemaco for research purposes. As you can see, the mission was not impossible, but rather fruitful, and the result of those years of study now hangs in the branches of its trees.

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To arrive at the Island of Tanaxpillo, popularly known as “The Island of the Monkeys”, you must depart from the Laguna de Catemaco where various private boats offer their services. It will not be difficult to identify which ones, since an infinite number of local operators will invite you to board. The choice is yours, the amazement will be shared.

We recommend that you prevent your visit with some binoculars, as some monkeys are quite good at hiding and will be difficult to find at first. If your plan is to take some pictures it is also worth going with a camera and a good lens.

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