Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Set on a 1060-acre nature reserve and sanctuary, this lodging and its surroundings is a protected area where guests can immerse themselves into tropical biological diversity and really get back to basics. Although free Wi-Fi is available, this is a great place to disconnect, spend time outdoors, get to know local people and enjoy peace and quiet. When student groups are on campus, there are many learning activities going on that one cannot help but participate in.

Travelers hoping to keep active won't leave disappointed with Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, as they'll encounter an impressive variety of recreational options. Whether you're in search of excitement in the ocean or on land, this place will have you covered.

Located in Central Belize, 28.1 miles west-southwest of Belize City, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary happily welcomes customers who are interested in basing their vacation in this area of Belize. If you're curious, the center of Belmopan is 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the west-southwest.


There are several different lodging styles available at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, all with the central focus on sustainability and homesteading . For example, a rainwater collection and storage system supplies potable water that pressurized and delivered through pipes where needed. Back-up power is supplied by solar panels, and human waste is processed in a biogas digester and kitchen wastes are composted and utilized to feed cultivated plants in the garden. With these features in mind, guests may choose between cabanas, private rooms, and dormitories, with enough room for a total of 70 guests on site. In addition, there are sheltered camping sites for adventurous travelers with tent or hammock on a budget of less than $10(USD) per night.

Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has a grand total of 14 units. Guests who are trying to avoid big, commercial resorts will appreciate the uncrowded atmosphere of this location. This lodge has received a rating of one and a half stars, considering its service, amenities, and overall quality.

Look below for this location's in-room amenities.

  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Temperature Control
  • Double Bed
  • Terrace
  • Twin Bed
  • Balcony

If you have an important amenity in mind, you can contact the lodge by phone to verify it's available in the room you are reserving.

Activities and Amenities

Situated within a private protected area with easy walking access to five distinct forest vegetation types and the Sibun River, the fiveacre campus contains a small collection of buildings that support field study programs, nature tourism and family vacations. The ambiance is peaceful, open, sunny and breezy with covered outdoor areas for birding, hiking, hammock time and recreation. There is a playground for young kids and thatch casitas for shaded down time. From the library in the two story field station, there are long views across the Pine savanna to the limestone karst hills south and adjacent to the Sanctuary. Rainwater catchment, solar panels, herb garden, composting bins, native plant identification signs and shaded ponds provide on-site fun and learning activities sufficient to keep guests engaged for multiple days at Monkey Bay. Other amenities include guided tours, mail services, an airport shuttle, public transportation, and a natural history display.

On request, local musicians and storytellers perform around the campfire, drumming Creole and Garifuna rhythms for a dancing crowd of visitors to Belize. Adjacent to the property are plenty of adventure activities that are off the traditional tourism circuit; Sibun River canoeing, Tiger Cave underground exploration, Cox Lagoon crocodile night paddle and Belize Zoo night tour. A new horseback riding stable just opened next door offering guided rides through savanna and jungle settings

To see this location's general amenities, check out the list below:

  • Basketball
  • Sports Available
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking/Nature Walk
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Snorkeling

Because these details can sometimes change, don't hesitate to contact the location if you don't want any surprises upon arrival. Visit this page to view a comprehensive discussion about the recreation and activities available at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.


Besides the convenient central location and ease of access on public transportation, Monkey Bay’s Food and Hospitality service is A+ with a robust buffet composted of delicious and nutritious meals prepared fresh with locally produce fruits, vegetables, grains and forest products.

The amount of nearby dining is important to consider when choosing a place to stay in Belize. Vacationers who stay at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will find a limited but good selection of restaurants within reach. To see a detailed discussion about dining, click here.

Guest Services

This property's guest services, including the one below, can help you stay prepared during your time in Belize.

  • Airport Shuttle

There's also a couple of business amenities, which can make any trip more productive, if one must bring business along while attending this area.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Projector


There are many interesting sites and attractions close to Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the closest is St. Herman's Cave, a cave.

One of the closest areas to the lodge is Belmopan. To experience as much of this region as possible, escape for a day trip to some of the nearest towns to familiarize yourself with new sounds and sights.

To see more about what else is near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Mile 31 ½ George Price Highway, Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 822-8032

Secondary Phone: (770) 877-2648



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