Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is the world's first jaguar preserves, and there is even more to the site than that.

Cabins, camp grounds, and play ground are available to guests who want to stay awhile, but the draw to the sanctuary are the hiking trails and beautiful waterfalls that offer the opportunity to see wild life in its own habitat.


Located in Stann Creek District, 12.7 miles west-southwest of Hopkins, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary happily welcomes residents and travelers lodging in this part of Belize. Even if you are not staying very close, you should consider stopping by to check out the sights. In case you're wondering, Placencia is to the south-southeast.

About 20 miles south of Dangriga, guests will find the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary just off the Southern Highway.

Nearby Restaurants

Guests visiting this wildlife reserve will have no problem finding a meal, since you'll discover an impressive array of food and beverage places in this area. The most convenient eatery to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is The Wild Fig Restaurant, which offers Creole fare. It is maybe around 11 and a half miles away, so stop in and eat up! Sunnyside Up and Watering Hole are some more restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Watering Hole you and your party will be able to try a bite of Belizean food and enjoy the local foods and culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

There are a couple other attractions nearby, including Bocawina Adventures & Eco Tours, which is within traveling range in Stann Creek District.

More Information


Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is open to visitors daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Residents of Belize pay BZ$2.50, while non-residents are charged BZ$10.00.

Location: Stann Creek District, Belize


(501) 223-5004

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