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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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Bermudian Landing | Opposite Soccer field, Belize
+501 660-3545
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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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Bermudian Landing | Opposite Soccer field, Belize
+501 660-3545
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Belize Baboon Sanctuary: Off the Burrell Boom between the Northern Highway and the Western Highway, not all that far from the tumult of Belize City, down a road confusingly marked right turn to “Burrell Boom,” though you thought you were already on that, you come...More

1  Thank DebiandBruce
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This low-key tour is one of the hidden gems of Belize. Through an agreement with local farmers, monkey habitat has been preserved and expanded, while locals find employment as guides. I've been here three times, and always had a great experience with knowledgeable guides who...More

1  Thank Art P
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The CBS has come together to help residents from the local villages provide a living for their families, all while protecting the forest and it's resident monkeys. The guides are very knowledgeable about forest plants and medicinal uses for them, as well as the monkeys....More

2  Thank CrossCountryVal
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Loved the tour. Knowledgeable guides. Geraldine was great. I learned a lot about howler monkeys and palm trees.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

It is very commendable that community took steps to protect the monkeys. After a fairly long trip, you see a hot small museum. Then you arfe taken by a guide into a small patch of forest where I think your pretty certain to see Howlers...More

1  Thank MWG12
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to learn more about the howler monkeys and get a close up view in the wild, this is the place to do it. A beautiful idea --- get the local people to voluntarily agree to preserve some places and safety for the...More

Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

On our way to the hotel from the airport, we stopped at the Baboon Community. This is a community that is working on keeping the habitat available for the Howler Monkeys to stay wild. They live in the trees along a river so residents are...More

Thank HappyCamperShannon
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Our first stop of an extended weekend get-away... 9 of us anxiously awaiting a day of hiking advertised trails with the hopes of glimpsing these magnificent creatures... While we did experience up close and personal interaction with a troop of Howler Monkeys, this is hardly...More

1  Thank Cheryl21598
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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....More

Thank travellingon60
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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...More

2  Thank Candice K
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3 June 2016|
Response from Alex S |
Not difficult to find the place. But don't stop a t place about 1 km before the community baboon sanctuary. Finding your way in the nearby village of Burrell Boom can be e bot confusing. When you get there, the will assign... More
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