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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

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Address: Southern Highway, Dangriga, Belize
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+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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Tiger Fern Trail Water Falls

We had a very enjoyable and somewhat challenging hike on Tiger Fern Trail leading to the waterfall. There was quite a bit of elevation gain on this fun hike. we started at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable and somewhat challenging hike on Tiger Fern Trail leading to the waterfall. There was quite a bit of elevation gain on this fun hike. we started at the visitor center with dense jungle layer and walked quite a way up the mountain to where the terrain gets steeper and changes into sparse brush and trees.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Bernard, picked us up at the Hopkins Bay Resort and stayed with us for the duration of the tour. With a background in anthropology, and ornithology he was extremely knowledgeable.and he shared his knowledge with a good sense of humour. This tour involved some significant hiking over varied terrains so it is not suitable for the unsteady. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great place for birding. other animals are also around. best to go with a guide. we didnt see a jaguar, but maybe a jaguar saw us.

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Thank gnatking
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're into hiking and have a sense of adventure then head over to Cockscomb Basin. I was staying in Hopkins which is about 45 mins. away by taxi. There are loads of self-guided walks to do, which even the most extreme are manageable if you are young and fit. However there are level paths for the less mobile. Ask... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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 28 November 2016 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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