Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park

A protected area and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park is a wildlife park and habitat that spans a diverse collection of habitats, allowing visitors to learn how varied the landscape of Belize truly is.

Habitats within Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park include swamplands, grasslands, and tropical forests, and is even home to the only place in Belize where the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef reaches the shore.

Because of the diversity of the landscape, the population of flora and fauna is equally as varied. Some inhabitants include six species of cat that are native to Belize, manatees, crocodiles, and sea turtles. Guests are able to arranged diving excursions with local tour guides, and camping is permitted.

Location

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Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park is set on the most northern point of Ambergris Cay and is only accessible by boat.

Located in Belize, 5.7 miles south of Xcalak, Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park welcomes guests rooming in this area of Central America. Even if you are not staying in this location, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time. It is 20.7 miles north-northeast of San Pedro.

Nearby Restaurants

If you build an appetite while visiting Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park, consider trying one of the nearest restaurants. El Zafiro, which plates up Caribbean dishes, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. Also nearby, you will come across eateries like Blue Iguana Grille and Ms. Sara's Kitchen where you will be able to try out Creole fare and experience the Belize culture.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby activities include Chac Balam, which is within traveling range on Ambergris Caye.

More Information

Phone

(501) 226-2833

Website

http://www.bacalarchico.org

 

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