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 Toledo District, 2.2 miles west-northwest of Monkey River Town, Monkey River welcomes residents and tourists who are rooming in this part of Belize. Even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you are free to stop by to check it out. It's south west of Placencia.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this river. The most proximate eatery to Monkey River is Cardie's Restaurant, which serves American food. Also nearby, you and your companions will find restaurants such as Yoli's Bar and Grill and The Crow's Nest Cafe where you may sample eclectic fare and enjoy the Belize scene.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local attractions include Paynes Creek National Park, which is five and a half miles away Toledo District. Also, you might consider visiting 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 things to do. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

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. (24.3 km) NW 15.1 mi. West of Placencia
Savannah Forest Station at Paynes Creek Other Attraction 9.2 mi. (12.0 km) N 7.4 mi. West of Placencia

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Location: Toledo District, Belize


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