If you get all "beached out" and wanting to see some wildlife, then the jungle is for you. 60% of the country is filled with lush jungle and the best place to spot big cats such as jaguars, birdlife such as toucans, crocodiles, tapirs and a wide range of incredibly noisy howler monkeys. The jungle is typically filled with a variety of spectacular species, with a great chance to spot the rarer species due to the low human population.
The perfect escape from Belize City, this is a jungle oasis with waterparks, nature trails and a wide variety of animal species. There is a butterfly house, howler monkeys in abundance, crocodiles and many other jungle species; you can even camp there for the night! There are activities such as horseback riding, kayaking and mountain biking. Not only can you enjoy the abundant setting and its activities, but you are also helping the main aim of the park, which is to reforest the area with native trees!
From jaguars, pumas, and ocelots to toucans, howler monkeys, and vipers, the rainforests teem with exotic and rare wildlife. 60% of Belize is covered in jungle, and there countless national parks, nature reserves, and wildlife sanctuaries to discover and hike through, including The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. As you explore, keep your eyes peeled and your ears open to the sights and sounds of the rainforest, and you may be lucky enough to see an elusive jaguar in its natural habitat. Especially if you go at dawn!
As you trek deep into the park, listen to the call of exotic birds and animals; be prepared to spot beautiful orchids. Before you know it, you’ll arrive at the breathtakingly beautiful Mayflower waterfall. Pause a moment to inhale clean fresh air while appreciating the beauty of this oasis before you. For the daring few, challenge yourself to hike to the top of the Antelope Falls. The expansive view of the Belize jungle and the Caribbean Sea is truly worth the extra effort.