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.


Set near the center of Stann Creek District, 12.7 miles west-southwest of Hopkins, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary always welcomes local customers and travelers rooming in this part of Belize. Whether or not you're staying nearby, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. 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

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. The Wild Fig Restaurant, which plates up Creole food, is very close-by, making it a great option for nature preserve visitors. The Wild Fig Restaurant is only about 11 and a half miles away, so stop by and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you will come across eateries including Sunnyside Up and Watering Hole where you and your companions should be sure to test out Belizean food and enjoy the local foods and culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local attractions include Bocawina Adventures & Eco Tours, which is within driving 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

(501) 223-4987




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