Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary or the Jaguar Preserve
Make your way to the quiet Maya Center Village and the entrance to the world’s first Jaguar Preserve, in the Cockscomb Basin. Stop briefly to sign in and view the hand crafted articles made by the local Mayan women. Continue into the dense rainforest of the Basin which protects an area of over 120,000 acres and is home to Margays, Ocelots, Pumas, Deer, Howler Monkeys and Tapir as well as over 290 bird species. Although, the Basin is believed to have the highest density of Jaguars, it is unlikely you will see one as they are nocturnal. You may however, spot fresh tracts. Your guide will take you on several established trails, and interpret to you the flora and fauna that makes this park such as amazing place. Finish off the adventure with a refreshing swim under a majestic water- fall or tube down the river.
There are trails with a very difficult hike and others quite easy. Remember with nature, you are playing lottery. Hopefully you are very lucky and get to see some wild life on your hike. The Jaguar Preserve has really good stories about the folkloric Tataduende, La Llorona, ghosts and other characters. Maybe your guide knows stories about them.
- Moderate to difficult