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

Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park is situated 5.7 miles south of Xcalak, a town in Belize; it's 20.7 miles to the north-northeast of San Pedro.

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

Nearby Restaurants

This nature preserve is in a good location for guests wanting to find multiple food and beverage options. El Zafiro, which has a menu full of Caribbean dishes, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this nature preserve. Blue Iguana Grille and Ms. Sara's Kitchen are some more refreshment choices nearby. At Ms. Sara's Kitchen you and your party will be able to eat some Creole fare and enjoy the local foods and culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of nearby activities include Chac Balam, which is within driving range on Ambergris Caye.

More Information

Location: Belize

Phone

(501) 226-2833

Website

http://www.bacalarchico.org

 

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