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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve

Catch The 4-Legged Beauty…

 

Established in 1986, this beauty is a haven for nature buffs. This 150 square-mile section of the jungle has 200 jaguars, the largest concentrated population in the world. The mountainous tropical forest here responsibly does its job of protecting an awing plethora of wildlife that includes pumas, tapirs, jaguars, monkeys, anteaters and snakes. Birder by passion? Scarlet macaws and toucans will blow your heart away. There are over 128,000 acres of lush jungle edged by the Cockscomb Mountain Range, and you wouldn’t want sore feet to keep you from seeing it all.

 

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

The longest continually-occupied site in Mesoamerica…

Lamani refers to "Submerged Crocodile" in the Mayan language. Images of these species are found on the excavated pottery, buildings and figurines of this famous archaeological site that has 900 structures and a museum. Highlights here are Temple of the Jaguar, the Mask Temple and the High Temple, which offer panoramic jungle views upon climbing. Other sightings include tombs, churches, plazas and statues made by the Mayans.

 

Lighthouse Reef Atoll and the Blue Hole

The most breathtaking diving paradise on planet Earth…

Nirvana for the nature lovers and divers! Six cayes surround a breathtaking lake with fascinating coral formations, white-sand beaches and coconut palms. The famous Great Blue Hole is the top draw here. Diving into the sapphire-toned sinkhole, divers can view the bizarre limestone stalactites that protrude from the steep walls. One can explore the island’s lighthouse and unwind on the captivating beaches. Coming back to divers, there are excellent wall dives and plenty of marine life to experience closely.

Placencia

An unsurpassed tropical haven…

Settled on the end of a sandy peninsula, Placencia is well-known fishing village and beach resort. Fresh seafood, boating in the lagoon, snorkeling in the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve are activities travelers from around the world come here for. Near the village is Laughing Bird Caye National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with coral reefs and hiking trails. Nature lovers can book a cruise through the mangroves on the Monkey River to see howler monkeys, crocodiles and birds.