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.

Those looking to keep active will have a blast at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, as they'll have convenient access to a great selection of recreational possibilities. No matter what you're searching for, whether it's thrills on land or on the water, you'll find it all here.

Located in Central Belize, 28.1 miles west-southwest of Belize City, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary happily welcomes travelers who are interested in staying in this area of Belize. It's 14.2 miles east-northeast of the center of Belmopan.


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 total of just 14 units. Visitors who know that fancy, commercial resorts aren't their style will really enjoy the uncrowded atmosphere of these accommodations. In terms of overall merit, we have given this lodge a one and a half star rating.

Below, you'll find a listing of this property's in-room amenities.

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

Call ahead if you require specific amenities, if it's a high priority for you.

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 gives a preview of some other amenities at this property:

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

If you're looking forward to something in particular, it's always best to call with questions because these details are often in flux. To view our complete description about the specific recreational opportunities available at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 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.

Nearby dining is a necessary factor to consider when choosing accommodations in Belize. Those staying at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will find a few solid places to eat beyond the property. For more information about your dining options near this property, click here.

Guest Services

Guest services at this property, including the one listed below, may help you get the most out of your time here.

  • Airport Shuttle

There's also a few business amenities, making it a well-equipped option for any visit, whether it's for business or pleasure.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Projector


You will find lots of interesting sites and attractions located near Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the nearest examples is St. Herman's Cave, an interesting cave.

One of the nearest notable areas to the lodge is Belmopan. For even more adventure, take a day to travel to a neighboring town to explore the sights and sounds they have to offer.

If you're still curious about what's in the area of 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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