Baboon Sanctuary | Informal Campsite

Belize

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Last Visited: almost 2 years ago
GPS: 17.55575, -88.53481
Altitude: 0.0 masl
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Amenities

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

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Description

A howler monkey reserve with a rare kind of howler monkeys. One can here make Hikes to the howler monkeys (7US $ / person), or even go on a crocodile tour. You can overnight next to the Visitor Center for $ 5B / person. WC and showers. Power would be an extra $ 5B. Has just a bit of shade, especially afternoon. But had a nice breeze. Was quiet at night.Note 12/21/2017: there is a place right behind the sanctuary office that rents cabanas and accomodates small campers ,which I added as a separate entry.

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We did the tour today with Robert and were not really satisfied. It only took 30 minutes and he seemed not really motivated. Just went down to see the monkeys in the tree made them scream and went back to the starting point. In the beginnig we even askjed what would be the best time to go and he answered every time is good as the monkeys are around all the time. So they knew where to see the monkeys went straight there showed us the for 5 minutes and we went back. In iur opinion not really worth the 7$ you pay per person. Just go to a national park and whit little luck you will see the monkeys there, as not much information was proveided for us during the tour.

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If you are there before 5 pm they leave the gate open so you can use the bathrooms and showers after hours. Free.

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we did the walking tour with Dwayne. tour was really interesting. we payed 14 BZ dollars per person for the tour. we were not asked to pay for staying overnight.
its near a river in the jungle, so there are mosquitos

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We did the tour with Robert, he knew all birds along the way and he told us a lot about the plants. We saw a troop of Howler Monkeys. First close on lower branches and then they howled on the top of the tree. 7 US$/person
Nobody asked paying for overnight parking.

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Arrived in the early afternoon and asked for a walking tour to see the howler monkeys.
The experianced guide Robert was available and even though he said it’s best to do the tour early morning or at sunset he managed to find a group of monkeys and found them some leaves they like to make them come down from the trees. We got to see the alpha male with one of his females and two little babies from up close - what an amazing experience!
Price for tour = 14 BZD / person
Price for overnight = 10 BZD / car

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Arrived in the afternoon and did a tour with Geraldine, paid $7 USD per person. We weren't charged for camping.
We unfortunately didn't see any monkeys after walking for about 25 minutes. As we were camping here overnight Geraldine came back at 7:30 the next morning and took us out again to find the monkeys which we did and she called them closer so we could good photos!
Camping was great, felt very safe. Showers are currently in construction but they did let us use them - good pressure. Pit toilets we're fine, they have flush toilets inside but had no water so not able to flush!
A kind neighbour even helped us fill our potable water tanks by going to the shop to get a garaffin for us.
A great place, fully recommended!

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Only enough room to park one car inside the baboon sanctuary with shade. Parking lot is big enough but no shade. Enough space for tent in the backyard. Cold shower but with really good water pressure. Restrooms also on site. No guard or lock but the village feels quite safe and the president of CBS just lives on the other side of the parking lot. The tour is 7USD for foreigners and 7BZD for Belize people. Camping 5BZD per person.

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Do yourselves a favour and come visit this place!
We were surrounded by half a dozen monkeys for half an hour, they are super friendly and come close to you so you can feed them leaves and cashews :)
We arrived on a Friday and asked for Robert but they told us he only works here on weekends - so we said we'd wait until the next day to do the tour.
No one asked for any money to park our RV and overnight here. Didn't use the showers but toilets weren't very clean. Did not ask for electrical and we couldn't find any wifi networks.
Construction is still going (they stopped at 7pm and started at around 9am the next day) but room to park in the parking lot at the entrance.
We were on a tour with Robert and 4 other tourists the next morning - he is very nice and knowledgeable of the flora and fauna of the area.
After only 15 minutes he spotted the monkeys and called them down so we could feed them and take pictures - an amazing experience.
This organisation is a great initiative to keep howler monkeys in the area - in the 30 years since its creation monkey population has gone from just 500 to almost 5,000 today.
They receive no funding and run solely on tourism so it's a great way to see these beautiful creatures and give back to keep them safe :)

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For me, it is better than Shane’s place. For 1 person, camping is half price ($5 us instead of 10) and tour is also cheaper. Facilities are nicer at the sanctuary.

Also the money goes to help protect the monkey and the sanctuary.

Tour was very good, saw the monkey from very close. Actually some monkeys come down to take leaves from your hand. Can’t be closer.

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We visited the sanctuary at 8 am and our tour guide was Robert. He works since many years with howler monkeys and knows a lot. We saw a monkey family with two babies. We paid 14,- BZ for two people but all the comments say it would be 14,- US for two. We just played dump when they said 14 dollars and just gave BZ dollars since we are in Belize! The lady accepted and didn’t say anything. The tour was definitely worth it and I would rather spend money at a sanctuary where they protect the animals than at a private campground where they even charge more for a tour also with the risk to not see the monkey. They are wild animals and you never know where they are and where they go! If you want to do a tour here, ask for Robert, he knows a lot about all the animals in this area. We didn’t camp here since the area is under construction but it’s possible. 10,- BZ per night for two. Toilets and shower available.

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Did a howler monkeys tour, with a unmotivated guide (lady) and we see no monkeys. paid 14biz$ pP. but not recommend. go to the Rastafarian campsite and you will see the monkeys. we stay there overnight.

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This is a sweat place away from the tourist crowds. Geraldine , your guide ,will make every effort to locate the wild howler monkeys in the sanctuary down the road . it's a protected area along the river , where community and private land owners agreed to keep the dschungel intact. The main office is being remodeled ,so don't get discouraged and walk to the building in the back. We saw moms and baby monkeys I attach a pic. no

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We camped on the premises of the visitor center. Staff was very nice and we liked the tour. It was kinda short, but we saw monkeys and our guide was able to get one of them to eat from a branch we were holding. Very cool close-up encounter! Prices as mentioned before.

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Would not do the tour again.saw more monkeys at lamanay then her, in our opinion the guid was not motivated.didn't camped her

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5 bzd per person to camp in the parking lot. including toilets and cold showers (open all night).
howler-monkey-tour is 14 bzd per person.

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we paid $5bzd pp and $5bzd for power. sanctuary fees as described.

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We camped in the parking lot overnight. It was uneventful and nice. we arrived after the office closed and so we were not able to get electricity. but we did get the wifi code from the neighbor. it was [Password removed by moderator.]

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Camped further back into the property - near the cabañas. It's not run by the same people who offer camping next to the visitor center, but I think it's the same price and much nicer, IMO. Just ask for Roy. 10B per person and he let us use the bathroom of one of the empty cabañas. Also offered to make us dinner for an extra 20B per person.

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Parking du badoon santiary 10bez la nuit + 14bez par personne la visite a pied nous avons apercu 3 singes ca ne vaut pas le detour

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A howler monkey reserve with a rare kind of howler monkeys. One can here make Hikes to the howler monkeys (7US $ / person), or even go on a crocodile tour.
You can overnight next to the Visitor Center for $ 5B / person. WC and showers. Power would be an extra $ 5B.
Has just a bit of shade, especially afternoon. But had a nice breeze. Was quiet at night.

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BZ$5 per head to camp overnight. Daytime walk with howlers is BZ$14 each. Only facilities are toilets which are open when centre is open. WIFI available for free.

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Small grassy field next to the Visitor Center and Museum. Toilets and cold showers. From the visitor center you can make a tour to the howler monkeys ($ 7 / person).

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