Bladen Nature Reserve

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Known as the most pristine and protected rainforest in Belize the Bladen River Nature Reserve spans 97,000 acres of land which is protected by the government. Currently, the reserve is closed to the public as scientists continue their research of the area.

Limestone hills, sinkholes, waterfalls, caves, and limestone karst foothills covered in broadleaf forests make up the landscape of the Bladen Nature Reserve.

Along with being a haven for over 300 species of animals including mountain lions, jaguars, agouti, and 194 species of birds, the reserve is also home to a newly discovered Mayan site.


Positioned on the northern outskirts of Toledo District, Bladen Nature Reserve welcomes travelers lodging in this area of Belize. However, even if you aren't staying very close, you should think about stopping by to check it out. It is 30.3 miles north of Punta Gorda.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local attractions include Tiger Cave, which is within driving range in Toledo District. Also consider heading to Nim Li Punit, which is another attraction not far away.

Location: Toledo District, Belize


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