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Monkey on top of the girl head at Monkeyland Punta Cana

Monkeyland Tour in Punta Cana

Entrance banner to Monkeyland Punta Cana


While visiting Punta Cana this time, we opted for taking the tour to Monkeyland to see and feed squirell monkeys. Thankfully, we’ve got a $50 promotional credit at our hotel for listening one hour presentation on premium package, and were happy to utilize it towards this tour.

First part of the tour taken through our travel agency consisted of the visit to the typical Dominican village, where we’ve learned different plants like coffee beans, cocoa, bananas. It was great to see how chocolate and coffee produced manually by natives. Another part, and the most exciting one, was to the place with cute and fast little creatures, squirrel monkeys.

Monkeyland was recently opened by Torontonian, who used to work more than 10 years in Toronto Zoo. This lady specializes in monkeys and primates. Ask her any question – she is very knowledgeable and loves her job!

Owner of Monkeyland Punta Cana

Owner of Monkeyland Punta Cana

She spent 9 months building the high fence for squirrel monkeys to protect them from predators. The place picked with the taste – beautiful mountains among jungles!

High fence of Monkeyland Punta Cana

High fence to protect monkeys from predators

Squirrel monkeys do not particularly live in Punta Cana, they were brought in there. The owner diligently and patiently trained them to trust people and be friendly with them. She asks that visitors stay still during feeding, be careful while moving around and watching for the little tails, and don’t attempt to touch or pet the squirrels. Also, if you have a cold, unfortunately, you will not be allowed to participate in the feeding, as monkeys are very sensitive and can easily get sick. That’s one of the reasons why hands of tourists get sanitized before entrance.

Squirrel monkey at Monkeyland Punta Cana

Squirrel monkey

First, once they’ve been called, they were shyly hiding in the trees, and we had to proceed a little further. 5 mins later they were jumping everywhere! On your head, shoulders, along the rails! They were checking various feeding trays and picking their favorite food – fruits, seeds.

Feeding squirrel monkeys at Monkeyland Punta Cana

Feeding monkeys

Kids and adults had fun and enough time to make pictures and videos! That’s the type of the picture you could bring from your vacation! Isn’t it amazing?

Monkey on top of the girl's head at Monkeyland Punta Cana

Yes, they are everywhere!

I am glad Monkeyland has been opened in Punta Cana. They need more places like that, educational and fascinating at the same time.

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