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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary 

 Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for being the first jaguar preserve in the world. Experience the beauty and wonder of nature in Belize as you can take a day trip or experience overnight camping to Cockscomb Basin. 


Hundreds of species of indigenous plants thrive in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, allowing you to see exotic amphibians, reptiles, colorful birds, insect and swim in natural waterfalls pool. There many hiking trails to choose from, with different terrain and vegetation. 


The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays, and jaguarundis as well as tapirs, deer, and monkeys. the name 'Cockscomb' derives from the appearance of the Cockscomb Mountain ridge, that resembles a rooster's comb.

Nearby Communities and Attractions: 
  • Placencia Village

  • Belize Barrier Reef

  • Cockscomb Basin

  • Mayflower

  • Dangriga Town 

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