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The Belize Zoo

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Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Belize Zoo Admission Ticket
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The Belize Zoo Admission Ticket
From $15.00*
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“local animals”(61 reviews)
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The Belize Zoo is an institution that cares for over 150 native wildlife, and promotes Conservation, Education, Recreation, and Research. It is also the first nature destination in Belize that is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. We...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
George Price Highway, La Democracia, Belize
+501 822-8000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I don’t usually agree with what a zoo practises, but Belize Zoo is a complete exception. They rescue injured animals in Belize and make every effort to return them to the wild, keeping only those that cannot return for health reasons. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bryonydrew
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently traveled to Belize with a student group. I learned so much while I was there and I cannot stop talking about this amazing experience. Sharon and her team are absolutely amazing people and you can tell they truly care about giving these animals the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ellishae6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s not on your way, but it’s worth going out of your way for the Zoo! If you’re lucky you may encounter monkeys or a tapir as you wander about, but chances are no. See all of Belize’s own here in natural habitats! It has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mcgm5050
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To be sure you get to see the best animals and birds of Belize, go to the Belize Zoo. In case you miss them in the wild, you'll get to see jaguar, puma, parrots, toucans, howler and spider monkeys, a harpy eagle and more. They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marj W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many amazing animals here. It's great to see rescued wild life able to live such happy lives to learn so much about them.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I'll say that I'm not a fan of zoos, I prefer animals in their natural habitat but I read that this one was very good and it was included in our tour so I went along. I appreciate that these animals might have been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cool place is really more a rescue sanctuary for indigenous species than a zoo. All the animals come here because they cannot survive in the wild do to injury, loss of habitat or have become a nuisance to humans or livestock. The Zoo does...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zooolie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the jungle (well maintained paths) to view animals of Belize. Puma, Jaguar, Javelina, Spider and Howler (so cute) monkeys, Ocelot, birds etc.Great to see them up close however sad how many got there. Thru rescues. Many of the animals can't survive in nature....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 853roxane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one lovely night at the zoo. Juan Carlos gave us an orientation and made sure we had everything we needed. He was extremely helpful and friendly. We loved the lake cabin! It was rustic, but in the best way. We wished we could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mara R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some 35km out of Belize City, on the highway to the capital Belmopan, is the very popular Belize Zoo. it's not a huge thing, but quite well done. animals are also here caged, but in a rather natural habitat, i.e in their own kind of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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June 27, 2018|
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Response from Jamal A | Property representative |
Kindly email frontdesk @ belizezoo. org and they will gladly provide you with the cost of the different tours and encounters we offer. Thank you!
March 20, 2018|
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Response from bradreeder | Reviewed this property |
They do take credit cards. The acfe food is fine - nothing fancy and not the greatest meal you will have in Belize, but a nice enough lunch (you are going for the animals, not out to lunch with friends for afternoon chat... More
January 31, 2018|
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Response from Kevin G | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I would recommend the day tour. It will give you the privilege to see more.
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Portland, OR
Just Got Back - 10 Tips You'll Find No Where Else (5 Replies)
Just got home from Belize last night and as a means of saying "thank you" to all the TA commentators who helped our travels, I thought I'd pass along 10 tips I found no where else in my obsessive planning for this trip. 1. Snorkeling - Get your ears checked before going. There's nothing more frustrating than a clogged ear, which happened to me when we took a snorkeling course at home before leaving. Thank goodness I saw my doctor and got it cleared before we went. 2. Rooster & dog...More
March 01, 2010|
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Interesting information, Portland. Are you going to post a trip report as well? I would be interested in hearing about your adventures! Thanks for posting. Sally in Seattle
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Itinerary Suggestions Please (4 Replies)
Hubby and I Arriving 3/24 for a total of 7 nights, celebrating our 34th Anniversary! We are landing at 2:25, ticketed for Mayan Air at 4:40 (they said we could probably go on an earlier flight if through customs) to AC. Picked up on AC by Grand Caribe for 3 nights. Plan to rent a golf cart, and hoping for a recommendation for where to do that, and also a snorkel trip, yet to be booked. Then water taxi to Belize City and picked up by Crystal Auto Rental. Reserved a Jeep 4x4, just in case....More
March 09, 2018|
Response fromMisterB266|
If my calculations are correct, your final night will be Friday March 30, or Good Friday, a public holiday. Not much is open on Good Friday -- check with Crystal about returning the car. Good Friday is one of the holidays when just about everything is closed. No alcohol sales, but you should be able to get a drink with your meal at the Radisson. The Ramada Princess Hotel has a movie theatre and a casino. I wouldn't go wandering around Belize City at night. If you like Indian food, I know a...More
Orlando, Florida
First time in Belize, and on a budget. (11 Replies)
Hello. I will be going to Belize with my family from the 6th to the 10th of June. I made some research, but I still have some questions: 1. How safe is it to leave a car in the streets of Belize City (north of the river)? We will be renting a car, but the inn we’re going at doesn’t have a parking, so we have to park it in the street. Obviously, nothing will be staying in the car. 2. What is the price of gas at the moment? 3. Is there anything to do/see INSIDE San Ignacio and Belmopan?...More
May 12, 2018|
Response fromTheresa4196|
Why are you staying in Belize City? It would be much better to spend those nights on Caye Caulker, which is more budget than Ambergris.