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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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USD 275.00*
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the reserve” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Southern Highway, Dangriga, Belize
+501 630-7870

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 (kids 13 and 11) took the 7km hike to Twin Fern Falls in July. It was quite a climb both ways but "discovering" and swimming in the beautiful waterfall pools were definitely worth it for all! The road in to the...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a significant let down. After having walked the jungle in Monkey River and how much our tour guide there taught us … our guide here was less than animated and just walked … I could have passed on this one. But if you...More

Thank honu81
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful park, but I only arrived to it after driving a few miles down an unpaved road. It definitely makes sense to be a tad far from traffic, given the wildlife, but it made me nervous about my safety after a second....More

Thank Sharyon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiking/walking available for all fitness levels. Lots of birds, good information from Belize Audubon Society people on site. Look for the pendulous nests of Oropendola (aka Yellow Tails by the locals) on your way in. Time of year makes a big difference in what you'll...More

Thank KH333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited this park when we were staying in Hopkins. We were fortunate to ride in with some acquaintances from town because it is fairly challenging to get to without a car (a long access road separated the trail heads from the...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a guided tour from Jaguar Reef with Bernard, a local freelance guide. On the way into the preserve, he gave us a wonderful tour of the local flora, including interesting medicinal plants. From there we went tubing down the river. The current was...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

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 2 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
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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!
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.
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.