The premier site for jaguar preservation in the world, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Stann Creek District in southeast Belize and includes 150 square miles of protected park. With several walking and hiking trails, Cockscomb is a lush reserve full of wildlife and remarkable flora; it was also once home to Mayan villages tucked in its foothills.
You can hike to a refreshing waterfall with no one else in sight, head to viewpoints that overlook the jungle canopy, or simply be awed by the biodiversity that is thick at every turn. For an interesting detour, look for the trail that leads to an old plane wreck by a small creek located a short walk from the main road. Whether you want to embark on a serious jungle trek or take it easy and on a bird-watching walk, Cockscomb has experiences for all levels and interests. After a long day of adventure, rest easy at the stylish 20-room Ka’ana Resort.
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