Belize City Sights

Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Mile 31, George Price Hwy. Map It
  • Belmopan
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 01/22/2016

Fodor's Review

At Monkey Bay you can canoe on the Sibun River, hike a 16-mi (31-km) nature trail along Indian Creek (only partly within Monkey Bay lands), or go bird-watching—some 250 bird species have been identified in the area. It has a natural history library with some 500 books and other reference materials, which visitors can use. The sanctuary also has educational and internship programs. Overnight accommodations for visitors are available if not occupied by students or interns, including tent camping (BZ$16 per person) and a bunkhouse (BZ$38 a person) with shared baths. Cabins are around BZ$55 to BZ$110. Meals are also available at times, if an educational group is in residence. Otherwise you'll have to make your own meals. Monkey Bay accepts short-term volunteers (minimum stay one week). Internships also are available, usually with a minimum stay of one month. Most of the reserve's facilities demonstrate high ecological awareness. Most programs are geared for overnight or multinight visits, but you can come on a day visit. Call in advance to see what activities or facilities may be available when you want to come.

Sight Information


31 mi (51 km) northwest of Belize City, Mile 31, George Price Hwy., formerly Western Hwy., Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

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820-3032; 770-877–2648-in the U.S.

Published 01/22/2016


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