The Akumal Sanctuary was created with the purpose of housing various species of wild fauna that have been affected mainly by anthropogenic factors, preventing in most cases their reintroduction to their natural habitat.

More than 250 wild animals, from more than 40 different species are currently living in the Sanctuary. Most animals come from hotels, circuses and private houses that could no longer keep the animals. Some were victims of illegal trafficking and/or have been placed through PROFEPA in the Akumal Sanctuary.

Quintana Roo is one of the states with the highest urban growth and tourism development in Mexico and in the rest of the world.  Human activities in forest areas have severe impacts on the well-being of wildlife as it causes irreversible losses of habitats, ecosystems and biodiversity as a whole.

We invite you to discover the great work that is done on a daily basis at the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals. The following documentaries offer you different episodes to get to know the Sanctuary: “Diarios de un Santuario” and “the Sanctuary backstage”:


We promote participation through volunteer work, academic stays, donations and visits to the Sanctuary of Akumal in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Backstage is the area at the back of a theater or movie set; the rooms where the actors change their clothes, etc.

Discover in our Backstage all the work that our team does to achieve the welfare, the health of the animals and the correct development of Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals.

Diarios de un Santuario will show you through weekly chapters the life of the specimens that live in Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals and the work carried out by the Animal Welfare team to take care of them.