Monkey Reserve

We woke up at 6:30 this morning to drive to the Punta Laguna Monkey
Reserve in time to catch them still on their morning rounds having
fruit for breakfast. The reserve encompasses a 2km-wide lake,
surrounded by tropical forest that's home to 400-500 monkeys (spider
monkeys and howler monkeys), jaguars, pumas, and other endangered
wildlife. Our guide helped us find a few different groups of both
spider and howler monkeys, inducing the latter to make startling loud
calls to each other, plus gave some language lessons in his native
Maya on the side. Well worth the early wake-up and hour-long drive
into the jungle.