Bocawina National Park is 11 square miles of pristine mountains, jungles, swimming holes and unexcavated Mayan ruins. While the mystifying flora and fauna of the region certainly holds a level of enchantment over visitors to the park, it's the unbridled excitement lying within that truly calls out to tourists.
Dangriga and Hopkins are perfect hubs for travelers looking for adventure. Topping everyone’s list is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, a 128,000-acre bowl of pristine rainforest, winding rivers, and scenic waterfalls southwest of Dangriga. Easy access to the barrier reef, only a half hour from shore, makes Dangriga popular with snorkelers, divers and anglers. Both communities also make for perfect jump-off spots to the cayes, atolls and reefs, where neon tropical fish populate a metropolis of corals.
This unique sanctuary in southern Belize covers an area of about 150 square miles of tropical forest, and is the world's only Jaguar Preserve. Declared a Forest Preserve in 1984 and finally a Jaguar Preserve in 1986, the park is the culmination of many years of work and perseverance