Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary | Established Campground

Belize

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Verified:
7 months ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
unurban.no

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Unknown
Toilets:
Yes
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is also referred to as The Jaguar Sanctuary because there are several jaguars in the area. This is a wildlife park with some basic camping facilities. The area for vehicle camping is actually the halicopter landing area, so we were told not to park in the middle. Should be room for four to five small campers. Good starting pint for jungle treks, with or without guide.
Price: 20 belize $ Entrance fee you pay only once (10bz pp). Camping is 20bz pp per night.Cabanas starts from 40bz and tubing is 5bz pp.
(I think tubing now is 15 USD per person).

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Decent spot middle in the Cockscomb jungle. We had to pay 25blz pp which we found expensive for what you get. But we were alone in the jungle and could do morning walk without other people around. We also did a night tour with a local guide for 100blz (a Mayan who used to live in Cockscomb, named Gregory). You can ask the rangers to arrange a tour for you, they'll call him, or go to Mayacenter.com to book yourself. It was super exciting and he can show you many tracks and sounds from different animals (and we saw a Paca and some Kinkajous).

Also many different hike trails you can do by yourself. If you are lucky you can even spot a jaguar!

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Very nice spot to spend the night, quiet and safe. The people from the park are very friendly ! The hike to the waterfall is very beautiful ! Enjoy!

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it's definitely still 20 BZD to camp per person for foreigners + 10 BZD one time fee per person making this one of the most expensive campground in Central America...

The trails are well maintained and you are allowed to go on night hikes by yourself as well. We saw a tarantula and a few opossums.

The area is pretty, but the high Camping fees definitely kill the vibe. It's a bit too Americanized for us.

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10 BLZ pp. You have to buy the ticket to visit the park too, which is another 10 pp.
As described. Nice hiking, and not that long. Nice view from the forest.

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As described, nature park with 15 diffrent hikes from 0.5 to 30 km (added pic with map and all trails)
Trails were well maintained, we did the Tiger Fern Trail and had a nice swimm in the pools of the waterfalls. Short hike to plane wreck on the way in or out is good fun too.
Hard to see wildlife though, even the rager admitted that chances to see anything else than some birds are very small.
Entrance = 10 BZD pp (payable in the village)
Camping = 20 BZD pp (too expensive imo)
Tubing = 15 BZD pp (well worth it, beautiful floating through amazing nature!)

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Great National Park, we did a few hikes, swam in the waterfalls, camped and cooked here. Perfect if it wasn't for all the mosquitoes and other small things that bite sooo hard !

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Pasamos una noche, súper tranquilo y con una temperatura ideal para descansar en la van. Nos levantamos a las 6am para caminar e intentar ver algún jaguar pero no hemos tenido suerte! Es una selva muy muy grande!
20bz pp para acampar + 10bz de entrada al parque
Tubing 15bz

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Camped in the park, we have a truck we sleep in so we just parked in the parking lot but some cool spots for pitching a tent! Tons of awesome hikes in the area, would stay here again. Do Tiger Fern early in the morning, we didnt see anyone on the trail until 11am. We had both pools and waterfalls completely to ourselves! Nice bathrooms and cold showers which are refreshing in the hot weather. 20bz pp to camp....

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nice place , we payed the night just for one person . Don't go to the campground when it's wet , stay on parking .
We don't see jaguar , but some coatis and a lot of bird . It's probably better to come back at the village at evening . Because often when a jaguar is discover , that's on the acess to come here ...
good trail and ok for children 3 &5 years old.

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Nice place for enjoy the nature and the birds after and before your hikking ! Tiger trail is the best. Earlier in the morning you are alone for swim in the big falls

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There are a lot possibilities for tent camping. If you sleep in the car you stay in the parking lot under trees. The place is nice. We did the hike to the double falls early in the morning and it was awesome. Restrooms and cold showers are ok. The rangers are friendly. We payed 10 B$ for entrance and 20 B$ for camping per people for 1 night.

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Great camping in parking lot near visitor centre toilets and showers.

Hike to double waterfall and float down the lazy river.

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I like this place because lots of things to do by your own. Several well marked trails, swimming under waterfalls and you can pick up a tube at the visitor center and tubing down the river. Have a look at the crashed plan near the park entrance. We spend a wonderful night in the middle of the jungle. The guy at the visitor center was willing to do a nighttour with us - at the end we were to tired for that, but might be a good experience. The camp area is actually closed, so we stood in the parkinglot. Quit at night, at daytime several tour operators showed up with their groups. Notice: you have to buy the entrance tickets for the park in a store on your right hand side directly after leaving the highway. 10 BZD p.P. The campingfee is collected by the guy at the visitor center right on the site. 20 BZD p.P.

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Nice junglehikings from 1km to 14km and also one(without guide) of 4 days (with guide). We spend here 2 nights in rooftoptents on the parkinglot, there is also a litlle camping for tents and few cabanas. Basic shower and toilets.In these two days we did with our three litlle kids some moderate and strenous hikes, lots of educational information about the forest and the jaguars. After a sweatty long hike you can go tubing on the river for about 40 minutes, the kids loved it and it was safe to do, just fast streaming water. Entrance fee you pay only once (10bz pp). Camping is 20bz pp per night.Cabanas starts from 40bz and tubing is 5bz pp.

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Camping is on the parkinglot. We paid 20 bzd pp. For the kids we just had tot pay for the oldest one. They have flush toilets And cold showers . You can use the picknicktables And a small kitchen (we didn't use the kitchen). We found this place an excellent place tot camp.

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NO DOGS. This area is really beautiful with great hiking trails. Nice hang out area all bug screened off, nice kitchen. Although they have VERY limited cookware, and no lighter. You will need one to light the stove. The power is solar and runs out a hour or so after sunset, then they turn the generator on while people are in the common room. Once everyone goes to bed they turn it off, so don't rely on the refrigerator to keep your food cold overnight.
Price for camping has gone up. It's 20blz per person per night, and 20blz to enter park per person. Vehicle camping is in parking lot which gets busy with tour vans during the day. BRING BUG REPELLENT.

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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is also referred to as The Jaguar Sanctuary because there are several jaguars in the area. This is a wildlife park with some basic camping facilities. The area for vehicle camping is actually the halicopter landing area, so we were told not to park in the middle. Should be room for four to five small campers. Good starting pint for jungle treks, with or without guide.

Price: 20 belize $

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