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.


Set on the northern outskirts of Toledo District, Bladen Nature Reserve invites guests rooming in this part of Belize. Whether or not you're staying in this location, you should consider dropping by to check it out. If you're wondering, Punta Gorda is 30 and a half miles (49 kilometers) to the south.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local attractions include Tiger Cave, which is within traveling distance in Toledo District. You might also want to consider heading over to Nim Li Punit, which is another attraction nearby.

Location: Toledo District, Belize


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