10 Interesting Things About Monkey River

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The Monkey River Tour is classified as one of the top rated tours in Southern Belize

The quiet Village of Monkey River in Southern Belize is habitat to a plethora of flora and fauna and as a result, it has been rated as one of the top tours in Southern Belize. Tropical birds, butterflies, crocodiles, iguanas, and of course howler monkeys are just a few of the wildlife that visitors see on this tour.

In this post, we bring to you 10 interesting things that you might know about Monkey River.

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1.) Monkey River Village lies on the coast of Southern Belize in the Toledo District and is home to about 200 people. The Village can be accessed by road or sea from destinations like Placencia and Punta Gorda Town.



2.) Monkey River Village is a perfect location to experience the amazing flora and fauna of southern Belize.

3.) Families of howler monkeys can be seen and heard here, for which the village got its name.


4.) Nature Trails, Manatee watching, and Bird watching are just a few of the tours that are available in Monkey River.

5.) Hiking the surrounding rainforest of Monkey River will likely bring you encounters with tropical birds, gibnuts, deer, ocelots, tapirs, agoutis and possibly jaguars.

6.) Monkey River was born with the banana industry and at that time in the 1800’s, the population was about 2500 people. Today, the village is home to about 200 people.


7.) The river banks in Monkey River are perfect for birding.

8.)The Monkey River tour is a 15 miles boat ride from Placencia.

9.) There are no cars and only 2 streets in Monkey River Village.

10.) In October 2001, a major hurricane devastated Monkey River Village but it has been rebuilt since then.

For more information about Monkey River or Belize, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.




One thought on “10 Interesting Things About Monkey River

  1. I’d like to buy property there. Now that I know there are no cars and few people… it makes it even more attractive!

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