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.


Monkey River is found 2.2 miles west-northwest of Monkey River Town, a hamlet in Toledo District; it is to the 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

If you work up an appetite while visiting this river, you're going to be in luck -- you can find a plentiful supply of food offerings near this attraction. Cardie's Restaurant, which serves American dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for river visitors. Also within a short distance, you and your group will encounter restaurants such as Yoli's Bar and Grill and The Crow's Nest Cafe where you and your companions will want to test out eclectic cuisine and experience the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Other nearby attractions include Paynes Creek National Park, which is five and a half miles away Toledo District. You might also want to consider visiting Port Honduras Marine Reserve, which is another attraction close by.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

More Information

Location: Toledo District, Belize


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