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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

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Address: Southern Highway, Dangriga, Belize
Phone Number: +501 630-7870
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This reserve was established to help protect the endangered jaguar and...

This reserve was established to help protect the endangered jaguar and other species native to Belize.

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Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve Overnight Camping with Kayaking
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Pristine jungle

Even though the hiking trails are pretty easy and well marked walks feel like you are straight in the jungle, which of course you are....many beautiful birds butterflies and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No really. My friend and I wanted to get a little more adventurous on our trip down to Belize, so, we decided to camp in the beautiful jungle. (I lived in the jungle previously for work so it's like a second home to me.) However, we had an unexpected and uninvited human visitor in the middle of the night. Out... More 

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netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though the hiking trails are pretty easy and well marked walks feel like you are straight in the jungle, which of course you are....many beautiful birds butterflies and mozzies will join you on the trail...a guide is recommended and nightwalks are the icing on the cake.....little visited and very much worth it!

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Snyder, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a rainy day a tubed down the river. It was a very fun and unique experience. True lazy river in pure nature. Very economical and a great experience. The rangers were very informative and helpful.

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Thank bill l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Cockscomb basin wildlife sanctuary as a bit of a pilgrimage to the zoologist Alan Rabinowitz. We greatly admire his work with Jaguars at the reserve. The wardens Lutey and Dion were very passionate about the reserve and gave us lots of information and took us out on a night walk one evening. We did not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Get up early before the sun and drive to the trailhead, if you want to see a jaguar lurking in the jungle, listen for the howler monkeys playing in the jungle, while you're hiking to a waterfall, or a cave or go cave tubing, be sure you pack a lunch and take a filter bottle in case you get thirsty.... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a must if you are in Belize! Its not often you can walk through well maintained and signed trails in the middle of a jungle reserve, and here the trails are exceptionally beautiful. We went to a waterfall where you can swim, up a viewpoint called Ben's Bluff, and tubing down the river. Floating on the current... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Tubing the river was fun and relaxing. Still need to paddle to make sure you don't end up in bushes or stuck on a rock but glad we went. Also make sure you make the extra trek to the waterfall at the end of the tubing. Worth it!

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Spent the morning hiking in the jungle to a beautiful waterfall. The guide was so interesting and knew so much about the plants and wildlife. After a picnic lunch, we went tubing down the river. This was a very relaxing ride and the guide used this time to point out lots of the wildlife in the area. Be sure to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Peaceful park with birds, trees, and animals. Good hiking trails with signs and markings. The hike to the waterfall is moderate and recommended. Wear a bathing suit and take swim goggles to see underwater. Also visit the souvenir shops and chocolate factory near the main road leading to the park. Prices are reasonable and there is a chocolate making tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Using a rental car, my husband and I set out to explore the trails at Cockscomb Basin in search of a waterfall. The turnoff is at the Maya Center, where you can buy locally-made chocolate (delicious). There is an unpaved road to drive down to the preserve, but it is well worth the effort. Once you arrive at the preserve,... More 

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