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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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This is a National Park and YES, you do need to pay for entrance. Some reviewers mentioned you DID NOT. You can pay in two different locations, one is right after you turn off... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a National Park and YES, you do need to pay for entrance. Some reviewers mentioned you DID NOT. You can pay in two different locations, one is right after you turn off the Southern Hwy. The other is to continue to the park itself and pay once you arrive at the Visitors Center. The price is minimal and... More 

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1 Thank robynne61
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were recommended this by our hotel instead of a guided tour and we are so glad we did it! The road to the Preserve is a 30 minute 4WD recommended road through the jungle. We had our own car and drove ourselves, and when we arrived we found a few other tour groups that came in vans and buses.... More 

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2 Thank jamielg87
Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Cockscomb Basin The only Jaguar preserve in the world. It's a huge wilderness about 100,000 acres. The jungle trails range from easy to strenuous and there are some cabins and camping but no services. There is also a river going through the preserve that you can float on inner tubes. A small visitor center has info on... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, myself and our 5 year old son drove here in our rental car from Placencia-no problem. We stopped at the Mayan cultural center which is at the turn off to the park and bought our tickets, they prefer Belize dollars vs US currency but they take both. We even bought a few reasonably priced trinkets here, great selection,... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights in a cabin on the edge of the jungle. Pitch black (no moon) dead quite most of the night except when it wasn't and who knows what they were .Basic necessities so bring everything you need, food , water, bug spray, and a bottle of courage. Pick your trails carefully, some are easy some will have you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have never been to a tropical forest, I'd recommend visiting this place. It has several well marked and well maintained trails and you'll spot lots of birds and small mammals early in the morning.

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1 Thank MahadevD
South Lake Tahoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented a motorcycle from Emma in Hopkins and went to the Jaguar Preserve. It was one of the many favorite things we did in Belize. The hike was great and loved the waterfalls and swimming at the top. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been living in Belize for almost 3 months now and have enjoyed multiple trips to this park. The trails are well maintained and there are different options for a variety of activity levels. The rangers are super helpful and the bathroom facilities are nice. Roads can sometimes be rutted during the more wet times of the year so... More 

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1 Thank potatofish
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great hiking and waterfalls along the trails. Also there is wonderful river tubing. The tubing trip takes about an hour plus about 15 minutes walking.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a great hike here followed by tubing down the river. The waterfalls were beautiful and the water refreshingly cold. I only regret not bringing my camera when tubing. There were some great photo opportunities. We had a guide, which made the experience even nicer.

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