Welcome to the Belize Study Abroad Campus at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Centrally located in the heart of the country, our main campus for Belize Study Abroad is ideally positioned and equipped to serve as a home base for your study abroad experience.  The campus itself is situated within the 1060 acres of land managed by Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for the protection of wildlife and the continuity of the Central Belize Corridor. The campus operations utilizes sustainable practices in rainwater catchment for drinking water and rainwater catchment ponds for utility water as well as a Biogas Composting Latrine for general campus use.  The vision of Monkey Bay's and Belize Study Abroad's Managing Directors along with our dedicated team has transformed this campus from a rustic campground to a fully fledged education facility in the heart of Belize.  

 
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Main Campus Field Station

Our Main Campus Field Station is one of the most historic buildings on campus and holds our library, a classroom and private rooms for Group Leaders as well as our administrative offices on the first floor.  A weather station and satellite internet antennae tops the building.

Student Bunkhouse & Dorm Accommodations

Our student housing provides comfortable accommodation to both small and large visiting groups.  

BUnk houses 1 & 2

BUnk houses 1 & 2

Bunkhouses 3 & 4

Bunkhouses 3 & 4

Bunkhouse 3 & 4 Veranda

Bunkhouse 3 & 4 Veranda

round thatch dorm room

round thatch dorm room

Group Leaders can be accommodated in our private Mountain View Cabañas situated on campus very close to student accommodations.  


Monkey Bay Dining Hall
Breakfast at Monkey Bay

Monkey Bay Dining Hall & Kitchen

Meals are served buffet style and seating is family style - a great opportunity to get to know your travel companions and our crew, share experiences and have a second helping of dessert. 

 

Please email us at info@monkeybaybelize.com for details on bunkhouse capacity and features.

Bathrooms & showers for bunkhouses 1 & 2

Bathrooms & showers for bunkhouses 1 & 2

Classroom area for bunkhouses  3 & 4

Classroom area for bunkhouses  3 & 4

Bunkhouse 3 & 4 Downstairs room

Bunkhouse 3 & 4 Downstairs room

round thatch dorm room interior

round thatch dorm room interior

 
sunrise over the savanna

sunrise over the savanna

Thatch Palapas for Camping and Hammock Chilling

The perfect spot to pitch a tent or catch some breeze on campus

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Camping on Campus

For those groups who wish to camp, we can accommodate larger groups on the campus grounds.  We even rent tents and set them up for you!

Creole Sambai Drumming, Belize
Maroon Creole Drum School at Monkey Bay

Creole Drumming Sambai at Monkey Bay's Campfire

Local artists from Gales Point Manatee or La Democracia teach traditional culture through the African influenced rhythm, song and dance of Creole drumming.

 

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Campus Basketball Court

Shoot some hoop to unwind when not on excursion or taking classes...

Sibun River at Monkey Bay

The Sibun River

The Sibun River borders the sanctuary property. It is one of our watershed education resources as well as a great place for swimming and canoeing.

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Churchyard Road

This public road borders the sanctuary property and leads from our campus to a favorite local swimming spot on the Sibun River.  A great birding option and a lovely walk.

 
Biogas Latrine at Monkey Bay

Campus Biogas Latrine

Our Biogas latrine transforms waste into methane gas and nutrient rich compost.

Monkey Bay Nature Trails

Monkey Bay Nature Trails

Monkey Bay maintains a self guided loop trail around campus as well as a longer nature trail which transects 5 vegetation types.  Learn more here.

Qualified & Friendly Bus Drivers and Guides
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Belize Study Abroad Transportation

Our fleet of buses and experienced drivers take groups all over the country of Belize!