Burrell Boom Howler Monkey Sanctuary

Howler Monkey encounter


The Community Howler Monkey Sanctuary in Burrell Boom, Belize offers a great opportunity for visitors to experience Black Howler Monkeys in the wild.

This innovative and unique grassroots conservation project was designed to protect and sustain the habitat of the endangered Black Howler Monkey (called ‘baboon’ in the local Kriol dialect), while promoting the economic development of the participating communities. More than 200 private landowners in seven villages, stretching over 20 square miles, voluntarily pledged to conserve their land for the protection of the Black Howler Monkey habitat.

The endangered Black Howler Monkey has very limited range, including Belize, Southern Mexico and Northern Guatemala. It is one of the six howler monkey species found in Central and South America. It is one of two monkey species found in Belize, the other being the spider monkey.

One of the most remarkable traits of the howler monkey is its loud, rasping howl, which can be heard roaring across the forest for well over a mile. You will certainly hear this howl as you enter the Belize Community Baboon Sanctuary.

The Howler Monkey Sanctuary is most efficiently visited en route to or from Mariposa Jungle Lodge to save transportation time and cost.



Departure: Open 9 to 5 daily
Duration: Approximately one hour once at Visitors Center

Fitness: Any Level
Food Provided: N/A
Dress: Closed shoes. Light protective covering.

What To Bring

Insect repellent, camera, rain-gear if needed.

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