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Old 08-11-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Crococun Zoo

My hubby and I love Zoo's and animals. I heard about Crococun Zoo. But, would 2 adults (no kids) enjoy it or be bored? Is it geared more towards children?


The price is much better than the Jungle Place (which would be my first choice) but out of our budget.


From Playa, how would we get to Crococun Zoo? I know the easiest would be taxi but does the ADO bus go to Puerto Morelos?
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My hubby and I love Zoo's and animals. I heard about Crococun Zoo. But, would 2 adults (no kids) enjoy it or be bored? Is it geared more towards children?


The price is much better than the Jungle Place (which would be my first choice) but out of our budget.



From Playa, how would we get to Crococun Zoo? I know the easiest would be taxi but does the ADO bus go to Puerto Morelos?
You could take the ADO bus to Puerto Moreles but then you would have to take a taxi to Crocun Zoo as it is not within walking distance.

I think that you all (kids and adults) would enjoy Crococun.

I went several years ago and I think that we all enjoyed the experience..........especially walking through the area with 50+ sunning crocs.

If I recall correctly, the only somewhat distrubing site was the "wild" monkey that was tethered to a tree......and he was pretty carzy.

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Take the colectivo or Playa Express to PM, ask the driver to let you out at crococun. To return, walk across the hiway (carefully!) to the south-bound lanes, wave down the colectivo or Playa Express for the return to Playa - they will stop for you (unless already full). 35 Pesos each way.

Colectivos and Playa Express both leave from Calle 2: colectivos between Ave 15 and 20, Playa Express between Ave 20 and 25. If you're already on or near the hiway anywhere north of Calle 2, just stand on the side of the road and wave them down (and this applies to all hotels north of Playa, too). Easy, air-conditoned trip at very reasonable price - 35 pesos at today's exchange rate of 13 pesos to the dollar is $2.70 USD - they do accept dollars, no problem, but don't pay in dollars or you'll only get 10 pesos to the dollar, and if you're trying to save money...
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We were just there in June and we loved it...see my trip report (link below) for a few pics. I think adults only would enjoy it just as much. It was a very informative/interesting experience!
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Drove by there today on my way to Cancun.
FYI: Crococun's hours are 9am to 5pm .
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I think you will enjoy it ... buy a bag of treats as promoted, but pack lunch for yourselves as it is a bit pricey ... also wear long pants and apply bug repellent .... in spots, the place is loaded with skeeters
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Drove by there today on my way to Cancun.
FYI: Crococun's hours are 9am to 5pm .
Thanks for the information! Good to know!
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Thanks for the information! Good to know!
Three of us went and I do not recall any problem with mosquitoes but possible because of the standing water. Just saying that we all wore shorts and had no mosquito attacks.
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it was good when we were there a few yrs ago ,, u can take the ado there and back,, it was a guided tour of the zoo too as I remember, about a hr to hr and half , worth seeing though if you like to see crocs close up , no bugs but we went in jan
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it was good when we were there a few yrs ago ,, u can take the ado there and back,, it was a guided tour of the zoo too as I remember, about a hr to hr and half , worth seeing though if you like to see crocs close up , no bugs but we went in jan
You can only take ADO to Puerto Morelos and take a taxi from there to Crococun. ADO does not stop at Crococun.
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You can only take ADO to Puerto Morelos and take a taxi from there to Crococun. ADO does not stop at Crococun.
Would you know how much a taxi would be from Playa to Crococun.
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Would you know how much a taxi would be from Playa to Crococun.
Taxi: $300`pesos each way. Take a colectivo or Playa Express!!! Why pay $300+ pesos each way for a taxi?

Here's how to do it: take a taxi to the Cancun-Puerto Morelos colectivo sitio (or the Playa Express sitio - they're both on Calle 2, a block apart) - or if you're in "north" Playa (north of Calle 2) near the hiway, just flag one down - they run about every 10-15 minutes all day/all nite long (less frequent at nite). Tell the colectivo or PE driver you want to go to Crococun (it's about 2-3 kilometers north of PM), and he will let you out right there. Cross the hiway and wave one down to come back the same way. 20 pesos is hard to beat!!! Suerte

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