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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 08:00 - 16:45
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The Community Baboon Sanctuary is one of the first of its kind in the the world in terms of how it is set up. It is a Non Governmental,community base organization which is manage by the Women's Conservation Group(Local women from the area). The...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Bermudian Landing | Opposite Soccer field, Belize
+501 660-3545
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 June 2005

I'd been dying to go to Belize for a number of years, and over time I'd heard more and more about it. Initially, my reason for going was to meet Rosita Arvigo, D.N., to learn about the incredible herbs that grow in the rainforests there....More

7  Thank GrandTour15937
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We took a 12 noon bus from Belize City, it drops you off right in front of the visitor centre in Bermudian Landing. It took 1hr 15mins & cost BZ$3. The small museum has informative & interesting posters, so much so that you don't really...More

3  Thank diytravelhq
Conway Y, Front Office Manager at Community Baboon Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Hi Diytravelhp, First off thank you for choosing to visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary. I must really apologise for Russell behavior. This is certainly not what we promote at the Sanctuary. Russell only works for us when we are short of guides, but this is...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

I don't think we saw anything resembling the building in the picture, so I am not sure if we were exactly at the correct place. We were charged $7 and then an extra fee for the guide, yet I read some reviews where people said...More

4  Thank Jmielziner
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very disappointed in the whole experience. Saw only one monkey way high in the tree. Guide was pleasant, but not worth the time or money.

Thank rickard4
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I was able to get the Baboon Sanctuary in combination with the Belize Zoo. I believe they are about 45 minutes apart. I didn't see that combo advertised but if you bring it up I believe most tours can arrange it. The Howler Monkey family...More

1  Thank seekingserenity097
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our hike through the forest. Robert was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. It did not take too long before we had a troop of howler monkeys overhead and they came down to visit.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

At a certain age, it's rare that one does something that is actually new. Belize certainly offered a lot of first-time experiences and the baboon sanctuary was definitely a part of that. Here, not only did a learn a lot about the plant life, in...More

2  Thank mtlbaltdan
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Our family of 5 visited and we left speechless and amazed at how close the Howler Monkeys got to us (within easy reach, however, our guide instructed us to not touch them but did hand us small branches full of leaves to feed the monkeys...More

1  Thank Axl_Dawg
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visiting this sanctuary was the BEST part of the trip! It was amazing to see the monkeys up close and get the opportunity to feed them. Our guide Royce did an amazing job with telling us the history and making sure we had a experience...More

Thank Chere L
Reviewed 13 June 2018

WOW! WOW! WOW! So awesome. As soon as we got our rental we went here before starting our journey to San Ignacio. It's a biology nuts dream. Our guide had lived in the area his whole life, and grew up surviving off the land. Any...More

1  Thank antoniom0125
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

2-3 Stars Free Baboon Nature walk 3 Stars Village Driving Tour 5 Stars Canoe River Tours (day or night) It’s less than 1 hour outside Belize City and it’s in a rustic area surrounded by 9 rural villages. It’s worth the visit, as part of...More

3  Thank LuvtoSafari
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We stopped here on our way from the airport to our lodge in San Ignacio. What a great experience! Royce was an excellent guide - in addition to all the information about the baboons and their social structure, Royce took us on a jungle tour...More

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31 May 2018|
Response from Baopham316 | Reviewed this property |
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14 February 2018|
Response from JillA1003 | Reviewed this property |
In general, you tip 10% in Belize. The average Belizan makes $1.50 USD per hour. I'm a generous tipper and gave 40 belizan dollars. The guide was surprised I tipped so much. I'd say probably 10 Belizan dollars would be ok... More