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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve: Tours & Tickets

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This reserve was established to help protect the endangered jaguar and other species native to Belize.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Mile 12 Southern Hwy, Dangriga, Belize
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time visiting the jungle here. The trails are nice and our tour guide Mario was able to identify every specie we saw. He knew every bird call, the type of ants we saw crawling by, and was overall just very knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tweetworld
Reviewed 12 August 2019

This is such a nice park to hike. Really enjoyed going here with my wife and 6 year old son. We did the waterfall and loop which took about 1.5 hours to do. All of us had a great time. Be advised the road to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank bluejeanfood
Reviewed 5 August 2019

Getting there: we took a bus from Mango Creek/Independence going north. Any bus will do. You’ll get dropped off at Maya Center where you can purchase a ticket to enter but you can wait til you get to the Cockscomb office. Now here’s the kicker:...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 2 August 2019

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve is a beautiful jungle through which paths have been forged. Experienced hikers will appreciate the trail to Tiger Fern Waterfall. Be in good physical condition as the path is steep. After a climb that will make you hot and sweaty, a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SAseeker21
Reviewed 3 July 2019

Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve is a must stop on any trip to Placencia or Belize in general. Beautiful jungle with cleared and easy self-guided trails that range from easy to strenuous. Although some trails can be long and hard the views and experience are worth every...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed 25 June 2019

We went to hike and to see what kind of plants and animals are in the Belizean forests. We came from Hopkins which is a short drive away. Road in is a little difficult, would not try if its raining. We hiked a small loop...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank beanfarmer2018
Reviewed 25 June 2019

Be prepared...this is the jungle,in the summer it is hot and very humid. The jungle is thick with beauty. Our guides,Hartfield and Dan from Hamanasi, were very knowledgeable about medicinal and edible useful plants and trees. They could recognize the various sounds and songs of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank blueagave04
Reviewed 24 June 2019

What a great day hiking through Cockscomb Basin with our trusty tour guide, Benedicto Choc. Benedicto is a local Mayan who has grown up in this area and was able to point out all sorts of plants and their uses...and helped us spot many unique...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 21 June 2019

We enjoyed wandering in the lush jungle, with the largest ferns I've ever seen. We didn't see much wildlife (it was around noon), but it's amazing to see the plant life. But make sure you wear long sleeves and pants! A highlight was the 1980's...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Eryn B
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

Great hiking and beautiful trails. We had fun swimming in the waterfall pool and looking down on the view after the strenuous hike up Ben’s Bluff.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Leia L
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Stephanie A
16 October 2019|
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Response from bluejeanfood | Reviewed this property |
No you don't need a guide. You can buy a map at the gift shop for $5 or less maybe. Trails we great.
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921staceys
29 May 2019|
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Thank you, this helps.
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Heather M
26 May 2019|
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Response from nextportofcall | Reviewed this property |
I have had great difficulty responding as the site does not allow for anything resembling an email address to be transmitted. Try contacting me at brucetate, then the at sign, then rogers, and the dot and com.
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