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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

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This reserve was established to help protect the endangered jaguar and other species native to Belize.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Southern Highway, Dangriga, Belize
+501 630-7870
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for the day looking to get lots of hiking in, ( we did ) and hoping to see a Jaguar, but that didn't happen... Hiking was very good, make sure you have insect repellent on as it's a jungle, with lots of creatures,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CharlieB24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the entire day, 7am-4pm, hiking at Cockscomb and had an excellent time. We arrived by taxi at 7am and immediately started the Tiger Fern Trail, reaching the top in time to see the fog rolling through the jungle below, which was beautiful. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank Caitlin J
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We spent 3 days at Cockscomb Basin and stayed in one of the cabins there. It was off season, so it was wonderfully peaceful, and we loved listening to the rain on the roof at night. Regarding cabin bookings, we were told upon booking that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank ctbpny
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We loved the guided tour to Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve to tube, hike, and check out a waterfall. The tour left from Jaguar Reef Lodge & Spa and was easy to book. Our guides were very knowledgeable about the plants and animals and helped anyone who...More

Date of experience: July 2018
8  Thank bsmedmedphd
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

A great day spent hiking The Tiger Fern Trail! We wouldn't recommend it for the faint at heart. Its approximate 6 km hike ( roundtrip). We found the most strenuous part was the trail leading to the falls because of its steep, narrow path. After...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank BoardingPass723722
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We are 3 "old" married couples (ages 42 - 50) with food allergies and medical needs (diabetic). We booked the "All-inclusive Jungle and Beach package". This tour was one of the included ones that we upgraded into a combination "premium" tour. We did the combo...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Katie R
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Two adults and two kids easily hiked the trails. A refreshing swim in the waterfall on a hot day was the highlight.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank U8280VO
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit here and we enjoyed it just as much. The Tiger Fern hike is challenging and much more than just a casual hike. But the secluded waterfall is so worth it if you can manage the hike. Make sure you go...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KG006
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you are searching a wildlife experience you will be desappointed, specially if you visited the jungle in South America. That is quite wild! However if you are just looking for a good trekking, you will love it. I did expert trekking (about 16 km)...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Hanna K
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We decided to try the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserves after reading positive reviews and hearing locals talk about it. Since we had a rental car, we decided to forgo a ‘guided tour’ and try it out for ourselves. Tickets to the park cost $5 each...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Scraggsy123
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2 December 2018|
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Response from Caitlin J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mrs.Gunderson, As ctbpny said, your chances of seeing a Jaguar are about one in a million. The cats will see you but you will likely only come across their footprints in the mud. Your best chance of spotting one is in... More
9 October 2018|
Response from Adam B |
Just ask at the women’s center when you pay your fees and they will get you a local guide
8 October 2018|
Response from Mayra D | Reviewed this property |
I've you've never hiked before take it slow. I've you've hike before you'll be fine my fiance aha a fear of heights and he was fine. Its clearly marked. Slippery only at the waterfall.