Monkey River

Originating in the Maya Mountains is Monkey River, a popular source of eco-tourism in Belize.

For most of the year, Monkey River is easy to navigate by small boats, and thus is a popular eco-tour locale. A number of land and sea creatures can be seen on the tour, including crocodile, manatee, jaguars, ocelots, Guademalan Black Howlers, and Bare-throated Tiger Heron.


Located in , always welcomes residents and visitors who are lodging in this part of Belize. But even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you are free to stop by to check it out.

Monkey River Village has only two main streets, making it easy for guests to find their way to way to the river. Most tours of the river, however, originate from Placencia.

Located in Toledo District, 2.2 miles west-northwest of Monkey River Town, Monkey River always welcomes vacationers who are rooming in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you're staying very close, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time. It's south west of Placencia.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while visiting this river, you're going to be in luck -- you'll find numerous choices of local restaurants in the vicinity. Cardie's Restaurant, which has a menu full of American meals, is also the most convenient dining option from this river. Yoli's Bar and Grill and The Crow's Nest Cafe are some of the additional restaurant options within reach. At The Crow's Nest Cafe you and your companions should eat some eclectic meals and experience the Belize culture.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local attractions include Paynes Creek National Park, which is five and a half miles away Toledo District. Also think about checking out Port Honduras Marine Reserve, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

Attractions Near Monkey River
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Paynes Creek National Park Other Attraction 5.4 mi. (36.1 km) SSW 22.4 mi. Northeast of Punta Gorda
Port Honduras Marine Reserve GeoFeature 5.6 mi. (36.2 km) S 22.5 mi. Northeast of Punta Gorda
Swasey Bladen Forest Reserve Other Attraction 9.1 mi. (25.1 km) NW 15.6 mi. West of Placencia
Savannah Forest Station at Paynes Creek Other Attraction 9.2 mi. (12.8 km) N 8.0 mi. West of Placencia

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