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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, [1] is in Stann Creek, Belize.


This a 128,000 acre park that protects jaguars, Baird's tapirs, and other forest creatures.



Flora and fauna[edit]

There is good birdwatching.


Get in[edit]

The entrance is 6 miles from the paved Southern Highway, on a well-maintained dirt road. Turn west at Maya Center.


Get around[edit]

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There are several waterfalls, which make popular hiking destinations. There is also an airplane crash site.

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  • There are several well-marked walking trails, of varying levels of difficulty, from one hour strolls to a 4-day challenging trail to Victoria Peak (dry season only, guide required).
  • You can rent inner tubes and float down the river, admiring the jungle around you. Fee is about $5 Belize per tube.

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A small shop collects the $10 Belize entry fee, and sells T-shirts, books, cold drinks, and sundries.

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There is a campground (non-powered), or basic overnight accommodation in cabins or dormitories (self-cook).


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