Monkey River Town
in Toledo District, Belize

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
16.362 and -88.485 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 16° 21' 41" and W -88° 29' 6"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - BZD
Spoken languages:
English, Spanish
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 01:53 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: America/Belize
UTC/GMT offset: -6 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:21 am and 6:19 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-12.116 and 96.895 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Bantam Village
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Monkey River Town in Toledo District is a town in Belize about 64 mi (or 103 km) south of Belmopan, the country's capital city.

Current time in Monkey River Town is now 01:53 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named America / Belize with an UTC offset of -6 hours. We know of 9 airports near Monkey River Town, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Belize is Big Creek Airport in a distance of 12 mi (or 19 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Tikal National Park in Guatemala at a distance of 59 mi (or 96 km). The closest in Belize is Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System in a distance of 106 mi (or 96 km), North.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Punta Gorda, Livingston, Puerto Barrios, Dangriga and Belmopan. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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Monkey River Tour in southern Belize - Paulinchen Worldwide

Published: January 11, 2014
Length: 14:19 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Paulinchen - Worldwide Tour – Hinnerk Weiler

This video about a small boat trip on a river in southern Belize is the first video on this channel and the beginning of an upcoming series about my travels. I am local life and the passion...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

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Monkey River Town

Monkey River Town is a village in the north of the Toledo District of the Central American nation of Belize. It is on the Caribbean Sea on the southern shore of the mouth of Belize's Monkey River. In 2011 the estimated population was 200 people. The village is one of the last purely Creole settlements in Belize, and many traditional practises are still carried out, such as cooking over the "fyah haat" (fire hearth).

Located at 16.3633, -88.4853 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Belize, Toledo District, Populated places established in 1891

Big Creek, Belize

Big Creek or Cala Grande is a sea port facility in Belize. Big Creek is a deep-water port on the Caribbean Sea in Belize's Toledo District (just south of the boundary with Stann Creek District), constructed in the 1990s. It is the nation's second most important port, after Belize City. Big Creek is the main port for Belize's banana industry; citrus fruit and shrimp are also exported from here. It is also the location from which oil, extracted from the fields of Spanish Lookout, is exported.

Located at 16.5142, -88.4043 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Belize, Port cities in the Caribbean, Toledo District


Placencia is a small town located in the Stann Creek District of Belize.

Located at 16.5139, -88.3667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 13 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Landforms of Belize, Peninsulas of North America, Populated places in Belize, Stann Creek District

Monkey River

Monkey River is a coastal watercourse in southern Belize that rises in the Maya Mountains and discharges to the Caribbean Sea near Monkey River Town. One of Belize's major rivers, Monkey River has northern headwaters which originate in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, where the Swasey Branch drains the East Basin of that wildlife sanctuary.

Located at 16.35, -88.4833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of Belize, Toledo District

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Monkey River, Monkey, Monkey River Town