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.


Located in the northern part of Toledo District, Bladen Nature Reserve invites residents and guests who are rooming in this section of Belize. But even if you aren't staying in this location, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Punta Gorda is 30 and a half miles (49 kilometers) to the south.

Nearby Attractions

There are some other attractions in the area, including Tiger Cave, which is within traveling range in Toledo District. Also, you might consider heading over to Nim Li Punit, which is another attraction nearby.


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