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Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort
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Wildlife Adventures at Hamanasi Resort
Rare Jaguar Sightings Possible
HOPKINS VILLAGE, Belize — Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, an award-winning boutique eco-resort offer guests an extraordinary wildlife experience. Nearby is the world’s only jaguar preserve – the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Surrounded by the Maya Mountains, the Basin’s 120,000 acres is also home to jaguarundi, margays, ocelots, pumas, deer, howler monkeys and tapirs.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is also known for its spectacular waterfalls, mountain views, nature trails, and rich array of neotropical birds. The tracks of wildcats, deer and other wildlife are often seen on the hiking trails or along the bank of South Stann Creek.
CBWS is much more than a natural area set aside for jaguars. The area was designed to protect the upper watersheds of an important river system that delivers ecosystem services to those who live in the area. As a reservoir for biodiversity, the Sanctuary is home to hundreds of species of plants, colorful insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The forest at Cockscomb is a tropical moist forest with about 100-180 inches of rainfall every year making it one of Belize’s wetter areas.
Guests of Hamanasi can book a guided tour of Cockscomb which begins with a stop at the traditional village of Maya Center where Mayan arts and crafts are for sale. Hikes can include one to a waterfall where guests can dip in the refreshing waters. For the very fit, a hike to Ben’s Bluff reveals a stunning view of the rainforest basin. Knowledgeable guides interpret the flora and fauna of this pristine rainforest reserve.
Birders will find this experience ideal; with over 300 recorded species in the refuge at any given time, aficionados will surely add many to their life list. Although the jaguars and other cats are nocturnal, guests have spotted them – or their tracks! Special nighttime hikes are conducted for more viewing opportunities.
Well-known for its PADI 5-star Dive and Snorkel Center, as well as daily trips inland, Hamanasi offers many reef and rainforest adventures to guests with everything from waterfall rappelling to scuba diving to climbing Mayan pyramids. Guests never want for things to do and Hamanasi’s Reef & Rainforest package makes vacation planning simple. Of course, unwinding by the pool or on the beach is a relaxing alternative.
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About Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort
Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort is nestled between sandy beaches and lush rainforest on Belize’s central coast, just outside a traditional Garifuna village off the major tourism route. The boutique resort embodies casual elegance with displays of Belizean hardwood furniture, locally crafted art, fresh Caribbean fusion cuisine, and a warm, welcoming staff. Customer service is a high priority at Hamanasi; employees undergo an extensive training program and share a true sense of pride and ownership in the resort.