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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

#1 of 12 things to do in Dangriga Features Animals
Southern Highway, Dangriga, Belize
+501 630-7870
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Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve Overnight Camping with Kayaking
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This reserve was established to help protect the endangered jaguar and other species native to Belize.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Southern Highway, Dangriga, Belize
+501 630-7870

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a small butterfly farm across the road from the Mayan Cultural Center at the entrance to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. Walk down the trail, across the bridge and you will find the farm, wait for the children to notice you. The enclosure...More

Thank paulinca
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Staff gave us a lot of information about the area. Because my son-in-law is a retired Fish & Wildlife officer we had a great time visiting with them.

Thank ted2pat
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I floated the river where we saw and experienced some of the amazing biodiversity here from tropical birds to damsel fly mating and butterfly migrations it was absolutely beautiful! We also hiked to some of the pristine waterfalls where the water is...More

Thank Evan G
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a fantastic park. My family of 4 children aged 11 and 15 spent a great morning in this park. We did the river tubing along the creek. The walk to and from the river with the tubes was quite easy and we saw...More

Thank micky42g
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We booked our tour at Nite Wind Tours in Placencia, and we were fortunate to be able to book our trip the following day with Dtourz. They picked us up at 8am, and it was a long day excursion with lunch provided! Costs were $100...More

Thank Eliza R
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Reservation very much. Unfortunately we didn't have much time to spend there as we were just passing by on our way to Belize City. Therefore out of the many trails there we chose the shortest one-...More

Thank citypals
Reviewed 27 April 2017

we hiked two different days in this park and did the river tubing twice. there are a lot of birds and wildlife here. beware the bugs and wear an oily lotion bug juisce, not spray! the water was low when we went so very safe...More

Thank c m
Reviewed 27 April 2017

LONG drive from belmopan, but hummingbird highway was beautiful esp on the way back. grab lunch or take one with you. stopped at a roadside "diner" tamales for $1 usd. delish. long bumpy ride to the park station. easy walk to tubing down the river.(rent...More

Thank 540maryannm
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I made 2 trips to Cockscomb during my Belize trip. Once to hike and the other to bike the 12km to the base of Victoria peak. I was traveling alone, so I asked for a private guide at the visitor center. They had one for...More

Thank Jillian S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We had a self guided forest walk and and swam in a waterfall. It was all lovely and getting there from Hopkins by hired motorbike was worth every penny! We ate a standard 'rice-beans-and -chicken' lunch nearby at the Maya village - in Aurora and...More

Thank Alison G
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Is it safe to hike without a guide? We are hoping to do a intermediate trail and see a waterfall. Also do the tubing.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Karen-0lson | Reviewed this property |
The trails are well maintained and are clearly marked. It can absolutely be done without a guide. Bug repellant is highly recommended!
Hi, does anyone know how to book a room inside the reserve? I have tried to contact the reserve staff at the contact email on their website, but had no reply. Thank you! Simona
5 February 2017|
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Response from gnatking | Reviewed this property |
i tried that too. the belize audobon is supposed to do that, but i never got an answer. we stayed outside the park at the mayan village.
I am planning a family vacation to Belize. We will be splitting our time between Placencia and Hopkins. We will not have a car and would like to take the bus when possible to save money. Would it be easier to reach Cockscomb for a day trip from Hopkins or Placencia? Thanks for any information you can provide!
15 December 2016|
Response from 2blackrabbits | Reviewed this property |
Hopkins is closer, but I am not sure how you would get there unless you go with a tour company. It is six miles off the highway and I doubt there is any bus that goes up there.