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Crococun Zoo

One of our favorite places to travel to as a family is Riviera Maya, Mexico.  It’s is an easy 2 hour flight from central Florida and provides a host of activities for all of us to enjoy.   Aside from the gorgeous beaches you can find Mayan ruins, cenotes (underground swimming holes), shopping, and more…  On our last visit to the region we decided to stop at the Crococun Zoo, an interactive animal experience we had heard a lot about.

 crococun zoo cancun mexico
The Crococun Zoo is located just south of the Cancun hotel zone, outside Puerto Morelos.  We easily caught a cab from our hotel in Cancun and arrived at the Zoo within 20 minutes.  The zoo is also on a main public bus route which is safe, convenient and budget friendly.
 crococun zoo cancun mexico
crococun zoo mexico cancun

Our tour guide met us near the entrance shortly after our arrival. We visited on New Years Day and our group was very small.

crococun zoo cancun mexico

We loved the verdant surroundings including monkeys in the trees! We didn’t get any close up viewings but we were told they often come down to visit with zoo goers…

This zoo is quite different from the others you have probably visited.  It is a small zoo which offers guided tours in small groups, which last about an hour or so.  The entrance fee ($32 for adults and $22 for kids ages 6 and up) covers the tour and interactions; there are bags of food to feed the animals available for purchase.  The guides are very engaging and multilingual, fluidly communicating with tourists from different countries.
crococun zoo cancun mexico

I was so proud of my kids at how open they were to interacting with the animals!

crococun zoo cancun mexico

The animal interactions were quite thrilling and informative!

crococun zoo cancun mexico

Hand feeding the deer was such a cool activity..

The tour features animals that are native to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and offers hands on interaction with the guidance and assistance of the expert guides.
crococun zoo mexico cancun
crococun mexico cancun

The hairless Mexican dogs were not the loveliest creatures but they were sweet and ate directly from our hands too!

crococun zoo cancun mexico

Even the animal enclosures offered close up views of incredible animals

crococun zoo cancun mexico
I will admit that I was a bit skeptical about the price of admission but the reviews on Tripadvisor sold me and I am so happy we decided to visit.  Our time at Crococun Zoo was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Mexico and I totally recommend it for anyone traveling to the region!
Have any of you been to a hands on or interactive zoo?
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  • Reply Jenna February 26, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Wow! So nice that you have somewhere like this just a quick plane ride away!! It would be a whole day of flights for us! My parents went to Rivera Maya last year and only had good things to say about it, so it’s on our travel list when our girls get a little older!

  • Reply Stacie February 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Fun! I bet it was a cool experience to see those exotic animals with your family. I might have been scared of the dogs though.

  • Reply Ola February 26, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I love visiting Mexico and I’m long overdue for a trip there. I’ll have to keep this zoo in mind. It sounds so thrilling.

  • Reply Luci February 27, 2018 at 1:31 am

    I haven’t been to a zoo that you can actually interactive with the animals. I would go to this one just because you can touch the animals.

  • Reply Elizabeth O February 27, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    This looks like a really great family day out. I like that you get to pet and get so close to the animals.

  • Reply Leslie February 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Wow, How fun! I think my family would love to visit here being the animal lovers we are. Thanks for the info!

  • Reply Eva February 27, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    I haven’t been to Mexico! Isn’t that insane? I gotta go. This seems like a nice day trip to make…

  • Reply Brittany February 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    This looks like an amazing place for a family vacation! We’ve been to Mexico before, but never the ruins. We hope to return someday.

  • Reply Dee Clarke February 27, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Your girls are so brave! Not sure I would have handled a croc. It looks you had a blast. I am sometimes sceptical about the price of admission to these places too. You wonder if you are walking into a tourist trap. I appreciate your honest review and am happy to hear you got your money’s worth.

  • Reply Sapphire Kharyzma February 27, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Mexico will always be one of my favorite places to visit! I have to check out this zoo…my son would LOVE it!

  • Reply Kristin Kimble February 27, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    I haven’t been to Mexion in a long time. Zoos are my one of my favorite attractions! Your kids were so brave! love it!

  • Reply Kelly Edgar February 27, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I love how this zoo is interactive and providing great information to the people who visit. Love the photos 🙂

  • Reply Hey Sharonoox February 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Great post! It looks like you had a lot of fun. I’ve never been to Mexico but I like the idea of visiting the zoo. I’ve been to interactive zoo where I lived and it was super fun. My kids love feeding animals at close range.

  • Reply Holly Lasha February 27, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Wow…what a neat zoo. I love going to zoos. It’s one of my family’s favorite places!

  • Reply Crystal February 27, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    This zoo looks like so much fun. Lovely photos.

  • Reply Bianca Dottin February 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    My family has never been to Mexico but it looks like you all had so much fun. It’s on our list of places to go this year.

  • Reply Jem Castor February 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I’m not sure if I would be able to enjoy the trip here without screaming! Good for you for being so brave and it looks like you are having so much fun.

  • Reply Annie February 27, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    What an awesome zoo!

  • Reply Tara February 28, 2018 at 12:38 am

    this looks like such a fun time!

  • Reply Carissa February 28, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Wow, the pictures are amazing!! I have never been to Mexico but its definitely on my list of places to visit!

  • Reply Kiwi February 28, 2018 at 10:31 am

    This must of been an experience. I love it and she looks so engulfed in interactive with all of the animals.

  • Reply Kim March 1, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    My family loves to do things like this. It looks like all of you had a good time.

  • Reply Courtney CJ March 7, 2018 at 11:10 am

    In order for me to touch an animal, it depends on what it is. I’m still leery of swimming with sting rays but I’ve had fun interactions with birds and reptiles!

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