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.


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

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary can be found 12.7 miles west-southwest of Hopkins, a village in Stann Creek District; it is to the north-northwest of Placencia.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of eateries to pick from in the region near the wildlife reservation. The Wild Fig Restaurant, which serves Creole fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The restaurant is maybe about 11 and a half miles from Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, so stop by and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you and your party will encounter restaurants such as Iris' Sunnyside-up and Watering Hole where you and your group can eat some Belizean meals and enjoy the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find other activities nearby, including 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.


(501) 223-5004




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