Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve

save place
Photos (0)
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Describe what it's like and why travelers should come here. You can also add a photo.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
The sign along the dirt road entrance on the way to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is clear: beware of jaguars crossing. Stretching at 155 square miles, the only jaguar preserve in the world is also one of Belize's most gorgeous hiking destinations–rich in birds, flora, and several of Belize’s five wild cats: the ocelot, the margay, the jaguarondi, and the puma. You might spot fresh paw tracks while hiking, because the elusive creatures tend to come out at night to feed. You’ll have more luck seeing howler monkeys, iguanas, and other critters.But exploring Cockscomb isn’t just about wild animals. It’s about enjoying a day immersed in jungle, hiking multiple trails, reaching waterfalls with emerald pools for a dip–like Tiger Fern Falls–and taking in one of Belize’s most biodiverse environments. For even more challenge, there are summits to climb by permit only–Victoria’s Peak, and Ben’s Bluff.
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.