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.

Active guests will have a blast at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, as they'll encounter an excellent selection of outdoor opportunities. Whether you're searching for activities on land or in the ocean, you should find what you're looking for here.

Located in Central Belize, 28.1 miles west-southwest of Belize City, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a great choice for customers who are thinking about lodging in this part 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 want to escape noisy crowds will really enjoy the intimate feeling of these accommodations.

This lodge has been given a rating of one and a half stars from Caribya! on the basis of overall style, furnishings, and ambience. You can learn more about our Caribya! star ratings, and why they tend to be lower than the ratings awarded by Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

Below, you'll find a listing of in-room amenities offered by Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

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

If you have an important amenity in mind, contact the front desk to verify availability.

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

The following list shows other amenities on this property:

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

Since the specifics tend to change, don't hesitate to call with questions to be sure everything you're expecting is available. To read an in-depth description about the recreation and activities that Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary offers, click here.


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 availability of nearby dining options is important to consider when selecting somewhere to stay in Belize. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will encounter a few solid places to eat within reach. To find out more about this area's dining, click here.

Guest Services

Services offered by Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, including the one listed below, can help you keep your itinerary effortless.

  • Airport Shuttle

This property also has a small set of business amenities, perfect for those who are traveling to this region on business.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Projector


You will notice lots of attractions situated near Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the closest is St. Herman's Cave, an interesting cave.

The lodge is located in the vicinity of Belmopan, a pleasant spot for tourists to experience the diversity of Belize.

For the full discussion of what's near Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 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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