Gumbalimba Park

Gumbalimba Park, Roatan: Hours, Address, Gumbalimba Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Gumbalimba Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Floyd
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Whole family agrees that this was the best part of our vacation. The zipline was awesome - Devon and Marvin made it a lot of fun. They were focused on safety the whole time, and took time to point out various sights and animals as we cruised through the canopy. Daniel was very knowledgeable about the history of Roatan and the various fauna, bugs and animals as he took us on a tour of the park.

The monkeys were amazing! Really enjoyed that, and there were some momma monkeys carrying babies on their back.

We had some time before we had to get back to the ship, and the manager organized a snorkeling trip to the beach for a small fee.

Everyone here went out of their way to make this a wonderful excursion.
Written March 14, 2022
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Patricia F
Huntsville, TX652 contributions
Roatan is just coming out of Covid-19 and with cruise ships not coming many of the activities are less expensive with not as much available. That was the same at Gumbalimba Park. I wanted to share the experience of mobility challenged persons since this is not really addressed very much. At the time of our visit, admission was $25 per person and that included a 7 person motor cart with a driver guide. It was dry season, so the waterfalls and streams were dried up. The pool and the zip line were not operational nor was the snack bar open. These things did not bother us, because we would not have been able to do the zip-line anyway. Angel was our driver/guide and our own private guide, Channin Bodden, went with us as well. We saw the iguanas, monkeys and parrots (with posses and photos) and went into the insectarium and cave. I ventured out on the hanging bridge as well. Our guide was terrific and he and our own guide took photos for us. It was very enjoyable and definitely worth the price. I only saw us and one other family group there at the time, so we got a lot of individual attention. This was definitely an activity that mobility challenged individuals can enjoy while in Roatan.
Written June 15, 2021
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TourGuideFlats
Naples, FL36 contributions
Friends
This was one of the tours booked through Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines this past Christmas. I went on my own with a group of other passengers and had an amazing time! Beautiful landscape, jungle feel and the interactions with the macaws and the monkeys was unreal. Make sure to do a little bit of research to see if this would be an appropriate tour for you. It is amazing for all ages, kids included and even grandmas and grandpas! Also make sure to bring cash and small bags. Lockers are available for $3 a day to hold personal items that you do not want to become property of the monkeys. Photographers were available on site that take photos however you are welcome to take as many photos of your own as need be and small tips / gratuities are appreciated. I absolutely loved this tour and I had such a great time. I would definitely go back or explore more of Roatan.
Written January 1, 2020
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hspurgeon37178
Tennessee Ridge, TN2 contributions
While on vacation with our young grandchildren ages 9 and 10 we visited the park and while they and their mother, older sister walked the park we paid an extra $10 each to take a golf cart and tour the park. We held Macaws, played with the Monkeys and laid around the beach. The tour is limited and going to the park you travel some of the worst sites of Rotatan. I would do the tour again but considering the changes in Rotatan (been there 4 times before) not sure I want to travel to this port again. The bus is cramped and often crowed so not comfortable. I have both back and knee issues for this limits my appreciation for the park. My grandchildren loved it and they do have some hisotry and nature exhibits that you see as well. I believe for the money it was worth the visit.
Written February 3, 2020
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Katie Fern
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I visited this park while we were in Roatan, and I had the same reservations; I very much don't like to support places that profit off of animals in any negative way. But I really enjoyed the park! I didn't see a single animal in cages or pens; they were all roaming freely and looked very healthy, and the park is very large and well kept.

Some were obviously trained to interact with humans, like a few of the parrots, but they were fed nuts that the trainer explained were natural for their diet as rewards for hanging out with us tourists. None of them had leashes or cut wings or anything that I could see. One parrot did have an obviously bad wing; our guide explained he was found tangled in barbed wire a while ago and the park had rehabilitated him. Since he can't fly any more, the monkeys like to torment him when the trainers aren't around, so he had a pen to sleep in at night to protect him. Us tourists weren't allowed to interact with him either.

The monkeys came down to hang out with us completely by their own choice and got sunflower seeds from the trainer. We were specifically told not to touch any mothers with babies hanging on them so as to protect the babies.

I was very impressed and really enjoyed the park! The ziplining was the best I've done too, so that was a bonus! Our guide, Joy, was also extremely knowledgeable and pleasant.
Written January 31, 2022
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Rossana
25 contributions
Friends
We were picked up at our hotel and went straight to the zip lines. It is 13 lines going from the top down to the beach. Our guides were great in strapping us and taking videos and pictures of us! We then went to the park where we spent a good amount of time with the parrots and monkeys. We also saw iguanas who gather in 1 spot to feed. Alexis was wonderful with the animals and answered all our questions while we took pictures. We then headed to horseback riding which took us out to a beautiful beach which began in a wooded trail first. We highly recommend this tour for what it offered and the awesome guides who made it even better!
Written June 8, 2021
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Brenda S
Kettering, OH84 contributions
Couples
Loved this so much. Our guide Alan was great. Funny and very knowledgeable. He showed us many native plants that are used culinary and medicinally. He did a great job talking about the history of the island and led us through the interactive area for macaw and white faced monkeys. I had monkeys as pets growing up so was super excited to get to hang out with them. My husband was hesitant but once they became friends he loved them.

It’s apparent the animals are well cared for. Love that they aren’t caged and can live in the wild as they should.

We didn’t do the zip or pool but if I get back to Honduras I’ll spend the whole day there!
Written September 7, 2021
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Thomas R
14 contributions
Family
We went through ncl excursion as my wife did this last year and said we all had to go. So she was right( hopefully she doesn’t read this 😁). Guide was knowledgeable professional and helpful. The animals are so so much fun. There are macaws everywhere. They will sit in your arms for a picture. The reserve is on top of a hill/small mountain and is beautiful. The monkeys hop from person to person and are playful. Highly recommend this activity
Written January 11, 2020
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Camilla G
18 contributions
Solo
Most important is that the animals are free, well fed and trained just enough to gently interact with visitors with trainer present and to come back at dinner time to be safe at night, away from attackers (human or animals).
The animals form bond only with trainers, and is beautiful to see. I despise circus, zoos, and using animals for entertainment. Only support sanctuaries and these types of parks. Teaching respect. The turism supports them, and they are closed. I had a chance to evaluate the conditions and still they are doing the right thing for the animals. They have earned my respect. Support the places that care for the well being of animals.
Written March 14, 2021
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Emilio Molina
Tegucigalpa, Honduras25 contributions
Couples
Gumbalimba park is a place where the environment is not modified and instead they help the ecosystem in order to improve the balance in between humans and wildlife.
All the personnel is warm welcoming and specially Mr. Ceiler, the manager that makes this place come alive.
From the moment we entered the park, we where seated on a golf cart and sent to the office where we decided what kind of tour we wanted.
And so the experience began....
While we were driven among huge Gumbalimbas and other trees, they started by explaining a little bit about Roatan's history which was very interesting.
Then we saw the butterfly museum (dissected).
We walked through a suspension bridge and saw the iguanas resting and eating in their own habitat.
Finally we were taken to the bird area, where the most beautiful Guacamayas interact with humans, pictures and video were taken.
After a tip, we went to the monkey area were the most friendliest and mischievous animals of the park appeared.
Really smart and hungry monkeys interacted with us, it was funny and a good experience.
I did not see the birds or monkeys being mistreated and they were always taken care of and given food by their trainers.
So Bryan our tour guide was very comprehensive because I was driving my mother on a wheelchair.
The park is not designed for wheel chair access, but they sure did everything possible to include my mother into the action.
They have a swimming pool and beach access where you can swim and have a calmed moment after the tour.
They have lockers and clean restrooms (wheel chair accesible).
A snack area is available for food and drinks, but they sure need to improve the food.
So overall my experience was completely satisfactory and I would like to give thanks to Gumbalimba park for such a nice experience.
Highly recommend this tour in Roatan .

Written April 17, 2022
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