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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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Address: Bermudian Landing | Opposite Soccer field, Belize
Phone Number:
+501 660-3545
08:00 - 16:45
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Community Baboon Sanctuary is one of the first of its kind in the the...

The Community Baboon Sanctuary is one of the first of its kind in the the world in terms of how it is set up. It is a Non Governmental,community base organization which is manage by the Women's Conservation Group(Local women from the area). The Community Baboon Sanctuary is home to more than 3500 howler monkeys and over 250 species of birds. A wide variety of other animals frequent the area..

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Wonderful howling monkeys

Took us 3hrs by bus from Playa de Carmen. Very interesting the flora as well as the monkeys. The guide howled and the monkeys answered. Wear old sneakers as you could mess... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kingston, ontario
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kingston, ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took us 3hrs by bus from Playa de Carmen. Very interesting the flora as well as the monkeys. The guide howled and the monkeys answered. Wear old sneakers as you could mess good shoes. Almost stepped on a small snake. Just fun and not commercialized. Was on a tour bus, otherwise guess you could get their by car

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Savannah, GA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have already written, this sanctuary is for howler monkeys, not baboons, as there are no baboons in Belize and there never have been. I would have saved my $$ because I've been up close and personal with howler monkeys before, though I did get some good photos at the Baboon Sanctuary. While trekking back to the office I... More 

Thank Candice K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to be staying at the Howler Monkey Resort, just a hundred yards or so from the CBC, and actually part of the Community that protects the monkeys. We were able to spend most of the day at the Sanctuary, visiting with the staff and guides, and taking two tours. Geraldine took us around in the morning on... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FYI, there are no Baboons in Belize - not even at the Zoo. I don't know why they persist in mis-labeling this attraction. For US$7.00 you might be able to get up close and personal with a Troup of Howler Monkeys. Just so you know!

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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We arrived for a short visit on our last day of our trip. We stayed in the Black Orchid Cabana. It was beautiful and very clean. We went on a tour to see howler monkeys. While walking the trail we ran into leaf cutter ants. How cool to see them in the wild. The howler monkeys were awesome! They came... More 

Thank Lea K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide made a stop here, so we could see the howler monkeys. This is a sanctuary and the monkeys are wild. We walked into the jungle with another small group. Two troops of monkeys had been fighting earlier in the day and they were high up in the trees. As a consequence they were hard to see. Though... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The name deceives- it's really a black howler monkey sanctuary. A quaint little arrangement in a small community to protect the monkeys it allows you to go with a guide who will howl and be met by a number of monkeys. We got very close(4-5 feet) from females and youngster and nearly as near to a male who howled strongly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We learned a lot about the fauna and the agreements with the villagers and the importance of protecting the baboon community. Up close and personal. Very exciting!

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Zionsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped by the CBS on our way from the airport to Cayo District. The CBS is a great organization which works on conservation efforts to increase the Howler Monkey population. We received a tour from Conway whose family helped start the land conservation. He showed us the area set aside for the monkeys and was able to locate a... More 

Thank Samsmom1103
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We initially had to wait approximately 30 minutes for our guide which negatively affected our schedule that day. When I explained we may need to skip our tour, a different guide was found. He was great, showed us insects, birds, butterflies, and even called and "brought out" a few Howler Monkeys. At the beginning of the tour, our guide asked... More 

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