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APARTMENTS FOR RENT

SAN IGNACIO – 2 Bedroom 1 bathroom scenic view of San Ignacio, more info? (501)607-0643 RICK

TRUCKS & SUV’S

2006 TOYOTA HILUX – 2.5 ltr turbo diesel, 4x4, 75,000 miles, New custom rims & tires, Bed cover and bed liner, xlnt condition, $38,000 obo (501)604-8625

HOUSES FOR SALE

SAN IGNACIO, SANTIAGO JUAN LAYOUT – Access to light, water, cable, stores, schools etc., Price is negotiable (501)623- 1531 OR 621-5512 DID YOU KNOW? – 7-UP was created in 1929; ‘7’ was after the original 7-ounce containers & ‘UP’ for direction of the bubbles!


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2009 MAZDA 3 – 4 new tires, car in very good condition, 29,300 miles,

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2007 CHEVROLET HHR – 4cyl, Auto Trans, Power Windows, Locks and Mirrors, AM/FM/CD Player, Cold A/C, Tinted Windows, color Silver, Mileage 85,000, $17,500 obo (501)600-5588 2004 CADILLAC SRX – 82,982 Miles, Auto Trans, 5 Spd, Rear Wheel Drive, 3.6l V6 Gas Eng, 20 gal Fuel Tank Capacity, 16/22 mpg Touch-screen Navigation Sys - Can be used also as DVD Player, Panoramic Sunroof, 1-touch Auto 3rd Row Seating, Lthr Int, $25,000 (NEGOTIABLE) (501)607-8924 OR 422-2828

2004 MITSUBISHI GALANT ES – 2.4L, 4 cyl, auto trans, cold ac, am/fm radio & CD, big & spacious int, pwr wndws, locks, side mirrors, cln eng & trans, both recently serviced, $13,000 neg (501)605-5709 SERIOUS BUYERS 2004 SATURN VUE – 6 Cyl, auto, full pwr, AM/FM/ CD/MP3, alarm, cold A/C, tinted win, blk, 137K, $13,500 obo (501)600-5588 2002 HYUNDAI SANTA FE – 6 Cylinder, 2.7L engine, V6 FI DOHC 24V F4, Auto, AllWheel Drive, Low mileage, $16,000 (501)669-8086 DID YOU KNOW? – Our Classifieds are NOW FREE!

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TRUCKS & SUVS 2012 ISUZU D-MAX LS – 4X4 Manual Trans, Mint Cond, (501)629-7524 2008 ISUZU D-MAX – 4 cyl 3.0 diesel Manual Trans, 42k miles, mint condition, (501)629-7524 FOR MORE INFO

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2005 FORD F350 LARIAT CURE CAB – 4x4, 6.0 diesel, 101,558 miles, one owner truck, auto trans, duel rear wheels, 8 foot bed, power seats, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, power rear window, power foot

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or tears on the interior, heavy duty floor mats (501)670-3474 DAVE DID YOU KNOW? – The city of Venice stands on about 120 small islands!

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2005 SCION XB LIMITED EDITION – xlnt condition, flawless interior, power windows, perfect glass all the way around, ice cold AC, 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder, Front Wheel

Drive 5-speed Manual, Fuel Economy 27/31 mpg. After market rear airbags for added suspension on rough roads. One of a kind, asking $18,500 (501)629-2168

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2005 FORD ESCAPE – Limited Edition, 4 Cyl, 4X4, Leather Interior, $17,000 (501)610-0180 DID YOU KNOW? – In the Scottish Hebrides, an island is defined as being an island only if it is big enough to sustain 1 sheep!

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2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS – 6 Cyl, Auto, Leather Interior, has just over 100K miles, great running condition, 7 seater, spacious family vehicle, $15,000 obo (501)610-0180 DID YOU KNOW? – England is smaller than New England!

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2001 KIA SPORTAGE – 4 Cyl, 2.0L, Std, Gas. newly painted, Just arrived from the U.S. 131,000 miles, Asking 11,000 obo (501)623-8246 IN COROZAL/ ORANGE WALK 98 ISUZU RODEO – Great Condition, Standard trans, 114K miles, Orange Walk, $8500 obo (501)622-0660

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TRUCK ACCESSORIES TRUCK CANOPY – Side storage, used on Dodge Ram 2500 longbed, at La Loma Luz, No Fri eves or Sat calls or showings, Must sell bef June 13, moving! $1000 (501)636-2101 DID YOU KNOW? – Our Classifieds are NOW FREE!


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2003 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN – 149,000 miles, very clean/ solid, butane conversion less than a year ago, Sony internal iPod stereo system, $12,500 obo (501)635-2986 DID YOU KNOW? – Karaoke means empty orchestra in Japanese!

1999 FORD ECONOLINE CARGO VAN – 70k Miles on Dash, Auto Trans, Rear Wheel Drive, Gas, 8 Cyl, 35 gal Fuel Tank, @ the Northern Border so duty/fees will be buyer’s responsibility $10,000 obo (501)607-8924

OUR PRIVATE PARTY CLASSIFIEDS ARE NOW FREE! FORD AEROSTAR VAN TRANSMISSION – Good working cond, $600 serious buyers (501)630-3475

MOTORCYCLES

1992 SUZUKI DR350 – $3500 (501)629-2168

MEILUN 2200 KMS – 125 cc, almost new, insurance, Belmopan, $1550 (501)622-7313

HOUSES FOR SALE

HILLVIEW, SANTA ELENA – 2 bdrm w/ mountain view, Fully Fenced with burglar bars on large parcel, $110,000 BZ (501)669-6689 DID YOU KNOW? – In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined!

HOME STEREOS

MIXER – To computer, $250 (501)670-7296

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HOME ENTERTAINMENT SURROUND SOUND AUDIO & VIDEO RECEIVER – Works perfectly, 805W, with impressive theater sound, 7.1-channel high sound quality, $485 (501)650-5984

DVD PLAYERS PHILLIPS DVD PLAYER – Reads USB, w/ remote, New, $115 (501)602-9912

CELL PHONES SONY XPERIA Z2 D6503 – Black, factory unlocked, 20.7MP, 5.2”, 2.3GHz Quad Core, $2200 (501)631-1107 SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 INTL VERSION – factory unlocked, brand new, water and dust resistant, $1900 (501)652-1107

OUR PRIVATE PARTY CLASSIFIEDS ARE NOW FREE! DID YOU KNOW? – ! SMART SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 – 16 MP camera, fingerprint scanner, brand new, $best offer (501)670-7296 SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE ANDROID – 10/10 cond, will throw in sturdy protective case, original plastic on screen, San Ignacio, $280 (501)631-4343 AFT 7PM

TOOLS

LASER LEVEL – Working, good condition, $125 obo (501)602-9912

HOUSEWARE

NEW DESIGN BAKING PANS – Tupperware type, rubber material, brand new, $12 ea (501)602- 9912

TABLETS SAMSUNG TAB 2 – 10.1 with wireless keyboard and a free wireless blue-tooth and other accessories for sale. $800 obo (501)669-8684

WASHERS & DRYERS

FRIGIDAIRE AFFINITY WASHER AND DRYER – On pedestals, can be seen at La Loma Luz Hospital in Cayo, ask for directions at desk, No Friday evening or Saturday calls or showings, please! Must sell soon, moving! $3200 (501)636-2101 MORE INFORMATION DID YOU KNOW? – More than 90% of the Nicaraguan people are Roman Catholic!

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

TECHNICAL SECURITY SYSTEMS CO. LTD – 4 vacancies for post of security guards in Belmopan and San Ignacio. Bilingual, good public relations, over 25, previous exp, More info (501)628-3392 OR 824-3699 NORMAL WORKING Hours

DOGS MALE CHIHUAHUA – Good doggie (501)632-5710 PURE BRED AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS – Don’t miss out on this great deal, San Ignacio, riot_kennels@ yahoo.com (501):633 5882 DID YOU KNOW? – Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats!

From chef-designed dishes to streetside food vendors, the dining options in Cayo are wide and varied. Listings below are sorted alphabetically by neighborhood /type.

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A & R BELIZEAN FOOD| Belizean cuisine, Market Square| 620-3189 AL RUSTICO BAR & GRILL| Humming Bird Hwy, Cor Ramirez St & Las Flores|

GUANG DONG RESTAURANT| Chinese, Constitution Drive | 822-3672 JIA KANG RESTAURANT| Chinese cuisine, 4424 Nim Li Punit Street | 604-0588 LA CABANA RESTAURANT & BAR| Belizean cuisine, 1 Zultana St, Las Flores village | EZ KAFE| Brodies Complex| 672-0007

ALWIN RESTAURANT| Mountain View Blvd|

TER’S DELIGHTS| Belizean cuisine, #2 Stann Creek Street | 620-7406

ARCH SEAFOOD| Belizean cuisine, 46.5 Miles Western Hwy| 822-3258

THE MEATING PLACE| Roaring River Golf Course, Mile 50 ¼ Western Hwy, Steaks, more| 820-2031/ 669-1960

INTEGRICOMP INTERNET CAFE & IT TRAINING| 18 Trinity Boulevard | 665-7001 /629-0189

BROWN’S DELI| Belizean, 24 Stann Creek St | 607-8900

PC.COM| Market Square| 822-2449

CALADIUM RESTAURANT| Belizean cuisine| 822-2754

TROPICAL RESTAURANT|11 Cemetario Street San Martin | 663-3969

CARIMBOU’S DINER| Belizean cuisine, Market Square |604-6703/668-4190

WING STOP| Garden City, Sports Bar cuisine, Delicious Wings n Things, 10am - midnight| 628-4498

CHON SAAN PALACE| Chinese, 7069 George Price Blvd| 822-3388

YIM SAAN RESTAURANT & BAR| Chinese cuisine, Hummingbird Hwy| 822-1263

CORKERS RESTAURANT & WINE BAR| Belizean / American cuisine, Top Floor Hibiscus Plaza| DEL NORTE CEVICHE PLACE| Cevecheria /Belizean cuisine, 6 San Martin / Saint Paul Road| DIAMOND RESTAURANT| Chinese cuisine, 1900 Constitution Dr | 822-0373 DQ’S FAST FOOD| Belizean cuisine, 21 Stann Creek St | 822-3784 EL RANCHO RESTAURANT & BAR| Belizean / American, 47 Miles Western Highway| GARDEN CITY RESTAURANT| Chinese cuisine, Mountain View Blvd|

COFFEE HOUSES

FORMOSA| Nim Li Punit St, Gourmet Coffee, Espressos, Lattes, Machiatos, Smoothies| 822-0888

GS-COM BELMOPAN| 16 Garden City Plaza |822-2588

PROSS COMPUTERS | Constitution Drive| 822-0656

B ENQUE / S UC C OT Z RESTAURANTS

BENNY’S KITCHEN| Belizean /Mayan dishes, Internet service for kids | 823-2541 /607-1929

ICE POINT | 22 Stann Creek St, Coffee, Iced Tea, Juice, Fast Food | 822-0667

PIZZAS TO GO| Pizzeria, Besides Long Lucky, $18 - Large, $28 - 14”, Pizza by the slice, Open 24 hours | 651-3663

PASQUALE’S PIZZA |

Forest Drive | 822-4663

TABU RESTAURANT| Benque Resort & Spa, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner| | 632-0688

PEPPERS PIZZA |

Off Ring Rd | 822-0666 /822-0667

PIZZERIAS

INTERNET CAFES

ANGELUS PRESS| Constitution Dr| 822-3861 /822-3863

CYBERCOM INTERNET CENTER| Libertad Maria St | 822-2317

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AGUADA HOTEL & RESTAURANT| Santa Elena, Belizean /American cuisine, full service restaurant & bar, catering, event planning | 804-3609 ANNIE’S BELIZEAN FOOD & PIZZA| Savannah area, across from San Ignacio Market, Breakfast & Lunch, Mon-Sat, Cash only | CENAIDA’S BELIZEAN| West St, Belizean Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner | 631-2526 DEL CARMEN BAR & GRILL| 12 Joseph Andrews Dr., 10am-8pm Tue - Sat, Meat Loafs, Kabobs, Roast Pork, Chicken Wings, Ice Cold Beers, Cash Only | 600-4294 ERVA’S| 4 West Street, San Ignacio, Belizean cuisine | 824-2821 FLAYVA’S| Belizean/American /Vegetarian| 804-2267 FUEGO BAR & GRILL| The New face of cuisine, #2 San Ignacio Welcome Center | 824-FOOD (3663) GUAVA LIMB CAFE| Light fresh fusion cuisine, dessert specialties, coffees in a quaint setting overlooking the Macal Park, Credit cards, $8 - $30 | 824-4837 HAMS BBQ| In Hot Mama’s parking lot, Mile 60 George Price Hwy | 630-8058 HODES PLACE| Savannah Area, Belizean/American /Italian|

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MASABADUGA| San Ignacio Welcome Center, Belizean Cuisine, We do delivery, 7am-9:30pm Mon-Sat |600-4057 & 629-4355 MAXIMS| Downtown San Ignacio, Chinese cuisine| MERCY’S KITCHEN| Santa Elena, Saint Andrews St., Traditional & American Food, Ask about our Delicious Daily Specials, 6am-9pm Monday-Saturday | 635-1714 ORANGE GALLERY GUEST HOUSE & CAFE| Unitedville on the Western Hwy, Belizean /Continental POPS RESTAURANT| West St, Breakfast/ Sandwiches| 824-3366 ROLSON’S| Off the Benque Rd., Bar/Cantina/ Hotel, Belizean/ Mexican/ American cuisine| ROOTS WRAPS & SMOOTHIES | 38 West Street at Hotel Tia Maria, Healthy Lunch Bar serving raw, vegan and vegetarian food for the whole family, Mon-Fri 7am3pm Sat 9am-5pm, Free Delivery | 666-2889 ROSITA’S FAST FOOD| Joseph Andrews, by Sacred Heart High School, Delicious Belizean cuisine, Excellent prices| RUNNING W STEAK HOUSE| Inside the San Ignacio Resort hotel SANNY’S GRILL| 18th St, Grilled Steaks, Pork Chops, Jerk Pork | 824-2988 SERENDIB RESTAURANT| Burns Ave., Sri-Lankan/ Belizean cusine | 824-2302 SNOOTY FOX GRILL HOUSE| Benque Viejo Road, open Thursday - Sunday, 11 am to 8:30 pm. Open-air dining, American cuisine, $10-$25. |623-9694 TAI SAN CHINESE RESTAURANT | 9 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio |824-2257 THE WING STOP| Burns Avenue, Sports Bar cuisine, Delicious Wings n Things, 10am - midnight| 880-0048

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JJ’S UP THE HILL| Benque Rd, Belizean /American cuisine| 604-3041 MELUCHIS| Joseph Andrew Dr., by Graveyard, Belizean/American cuisine|

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MARTHA’S KITCHEN| 10 West Street, Downtown San Ignacio, Belizean /American cuisine|

KO’-OX HAN-NAH| Indian /Asian /American Cuisine, Burns Ave|

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THE OLD FRENCH BAKERY| San Ignacio Welcome Center, Savannah area, Wide variety of pastries, breads, etc.| 804-0054 SWEET TING| Joseph Andrews Dr, Cakes, Pastries, etc.|

PIZZERIAS

YOLI’S PIZZA| San Ignacio Welcome Center, Pizza, Ice Cream, Pastries| 824-4187 MR. GREEDY’S PIZZERIA & BAR| Burns Ave., Pizzas, wings, Belizean/ American, Bfst/Lunch/Dinner| 804-4688

ICE CREAM

CAYO TWIST| Corner of Benque Rd & Joseph Andrews

AMORE MIO GELATO| Burns Ave, 10am - 8pm Mon Sat| 602-8365

COFFEE HOUSES

VIVIAN’S COFFEE HOUSE| Joseph Andrews Dr, Next to Sacred Heart High School, Coffees, Lattes, Smoothies, etc.| 804-4664

INTERNET CAFES

TRADE WINDS| Hudson St, High Speed Internet, printing, scanning, copying| 824-2396

SPANISH LOOKOUT

RESTAURANTS

BLUE ANGELS NIGHTCLUB| San Ignacio, 11 Hudson St. $2.50 Local Beer, Happy Hour 5pm-7pm

WESTERN DAIRY| Pizza, Ice Cream, etc.|

CAMP 6 SPORTS BAR| San Ignacio, in front of the Macal Park, Tuesday $3 Beer all day, $3 Rum & Coke on Wednesdays, Pool tables

BLUE ANGELS NIGHTCLUB| San Ignacio, 11 Hudson Street, DJ /or Band Dance on Fridays & Saturdays, open every day, Hip Hop, Reggae, Soca, Punta, etc.

MR. GREEDY’S PIZZERIA & BAR| San Ignacio, Burns Ave., $3 Local Beer & $2.50 Local Rum, Happy Hour 3pm-6pm

JJ’S UP THE HILL| (formerly Cappello’s) San Ignacio, DJ Dance on weekends, karaoke, Cover charge on special events. 604-3041 /604-6138

ICE BAR AT MIDAS RESORT| Happy Hour starts Monday to Friday 6pm to 8pm Beers $3.50 Rum & Soda $3.50, selected cocktails $7.50

LA CABANA| Belmopan, just off the Southern Hwy in Las Flores, DJ Dance on weekends, Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Top 40

JJ’S UP THE HILL| (formerly Cappello’s, San Ignacio, Happy Hour 5pm-9pm Daily except Sundays (closed)

MELUCHI’S| San Ignacio, DJ Dance on weekends, Reggae, Top 40, 80’s

GOLDEN CORRAL| Route 20 West, American cuisine, Catering| 823-0421

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Horticulture Training at Belize Botanic Gardens is a 10-week course comprised of mornings in the classroom learning to about various plants, how to identify them, where and when to plant them and after-

noons doing practical training in plant ID, propagation, grafting, pruning, weeding, watering, landscape design –and more. On The Job Training (OJT) is a 12-week course of practical train-

ing which teaches students all of the necessary skills to obtain a job as a gardener. A number of our students have started their own nursery and lawn care businesses so there is opportunity for entrepreneurs.

With the growth of the tourism industry in Belize hotel owners and other businesses are requiring skilled gardeners to help maintain their grounds so this job market is wideopen for the dedicated individual. We have trained both men and women from youths as young as 16 to mature people in their 40’s and 50’s. The main requirement is a love for gardening and the wish to become employed!

What to do? Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Cockcomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is recognized internationally as the world’s first jaguar preserve. It is also known for its spectacular waterfalls,

mountain views, nature trails, and rich diversity of neotropical birds. The tracks of wildcats, tapir, deer, and other wildlife are often seen on hiking trails or along the bank of South Stann Creek. Plan an extended visit so that you can appreciate all that Cockscomb has to offer. The park has cabins and campgrounds for overnight visitors. People who understand the value of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary know that it is much more than a natural area set aside for jaguars. The area was also

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tuary’s biodiversity. The forest at Cockscomb is a tropical moist forest. Warm temperatures and high rainfall with very little wind make the forest humid all the time. Tropical moist forests are found at a greater distance from the equator where rainfall and day length vary seasonally. They are distinguished from

equatorial rainforests by a cooler dry season (February to May). It is still very wet- with about 100 inches of rainfall every year. A weather station maintained by the Forestry Department at Cabbage Haul Gap fire tower has been collecting weather data since 1965. Rainfall in the Basin is probably higher, making it one

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“The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a magical place where wonders and diversity are accessible to both the casual and serious visitor.”

of Belize’s wetter areas. Tropical forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Not only does this negatively impact the plants and wildlife, but the water

cycle itself is disrupted, and the consequence is increased erosion because there is no vegetation to act as a “buffer” to hold the water in the plants and soils. We must carefully protect what is left because humans are members of the forest community with the power to conserve or destroy it. The History of Cocks-

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comb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Opening of Cockscomb Forest Reserve in 1986. BAS Executive Director Mickey Craig is second from the left and BAS President James Waight is on the far right. In the early 1980’s, concern for the jaguars of Belize was raised from two different places. James Hyde, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Natural Resources had been approached by a concerned citrus farmer who had encountered jaguars in his orchard. At the same time, Archie Carr III, Assistant Director of the International Division of the New York Zoological Society, ran across references to jaguars in Belize in hunting magazines. He was in contact with Dora Weyer and asked if BAS would like a study of jaguars in Belize. Alan Rabinowitz, a graduate student at the time, was commissioned to determine

the jaguar population. Through Dr. Alan Rabinowitz’s ecological study conducted between 1982 and 1984, it was observed that the Cockscomb Basin contained the highest density of jaguars ever recorded. Therefore, in 1984, the area was initially declared a forest reserve with a “No Hunting” ordinance to protect the large jaguar population and other wildlife that make this place their home. However, after much concern that the Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve was not protecting the jaguars’ habitat, a small portion of the Reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary on February 26, 1986. Ignacio Pop and his son, Pedro, were hired as the first wardens. On February 6, 1988, His

Royal Highness Prince Philip, International President of the World Wildlife Fund, visited Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. He presented an award to Ignacio Pop and planted a mahogany tree. When you visit Cockscomb you can see how tall the tree has grown and visit with Mr. Pop, who still works at the park.

miles south of Dangriga. The entrance is at Maya Center Village, where the Maya Center Women’s Group collects the entrance fees to the protected area. From here, the actual park is six miles down a dirt road. Visitors can drive, hike into the park (roughly 2 hours), or hire a local taxi from the village (US$12.50 one-way).

Over the years the Sanctuary has expanded from 3,600 acres to 128,000 acres. The Maya Mountain extension in the south connects Cockscomb with Bladen Nature Reserve. This makes a continuous corridor of protected areas totaling 250,000 acres.

By Vehicle For those renting vehicles, a fourwheel drive is recommended and necessary in wet weather. From Belize City, the journey takes approximately 2.5 hours. Take the Western Highway out of Belize City, turn left onto the Hummingbird Highway (signposted to Belmopan), then right onto the Southern Highway (signposted to Punta Gorda), just six miles before Dangriga. The

Getting There Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is located off the Southern Highway, approximately 20

turnoff to Cockscomb is located at Maya Center, about 20 minutes after turning onto the Southern Highway. Visitors should park at the turnoff, and pay the entrance fee at the Maya Center Women’s Group Gift Shop and then drive up the dirt road six miles to the Cockscomb Basin Visitor Center. By Bus Bus services from Belize City to Punta Gorda will stop at Maya Center, if requested (about 3.5 hrs). All buses stop in Dangriga before proceeding south. By Plane Flights are available from Belize City to Dangriga and take approx. 20 mins From Dangriga either take a taxi (US$75) to Cockscomb or take a bus to Punta Gorda & stop at Maya Center.

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Tiger Fern WaterfallCockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a reservoir for biodiversity. Hundreds of species of plants with exotic leaves and flowers, colorful insects, singing birds, furry mammals, scaly reptiles, and wide-eyed amphibians live in this complex tropical forest community. Each one has a function that serves the community as a whole. Each one is adapted to the conditions that make the community unique. The mosaic of ecosystems in this rugged landscape suggests the limited extent of our knowledge of the Sanc-

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