With both broadleaf rainforest and mountain pine forest, the jungle of Belize is diverse and supports a huge variety of wildlife. Notable areas for inland wildlife spotting and where we recommend you visit are the Elijio Panti National Park, Rio Bravo Conservation area, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve and Cockscomb Basin but even outside of these protected areas, you have excellent wildlife spotting opportunities for a lot of species!
While nearly half of the land mass in Belize is protected, wild spaces are dwindling so for the many rare species that call Belize home, respectful interaction from tourists is really important. Fortunately, the majority of jungle lodges are extremely sustainably focused and the guided excursions into the jungle are largely low impact whilst offering you the chance to spot some of these beautiful creatures. Here is some of the incredible wildlife that you can enjoy in the jungle!