The Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve is the world’s only preserve of its kind, covering an area of 150 square miles. 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. It was later declared a wildlife sanctuary on February 26, 1986. Once in the park, we will hike well established trails through the rainforest. Along the way you may see evidence of Jaguars and other mammals such as Howler Monkeys, Tapir or Peccaries (Wild pigs). The preserve is also haven for over 300 bird species. You will also have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim at one of the waterfalls' pool.
What to bring:
- Loose Comfortable Clothing
- Bug Spray/Repellent
- Hiking Boots/Durable, Well-Threaded Shoes
- Water/Water Bottle
- Not recommended for Pregnant Women
*All rates are in US dollars per person, based on minimum persons indicated. An additional 12.5% Government Sales Tax will be applied.
**Minimum persons required.
***Length of time may vary depending on weather conditions that could affect travel times.