Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary

In the town of Gales Point is the Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary, which consists of two connected lagoons and a central coastal plain that join together to create a habitat for many important species of animals including manatees and hawks bill turtles.

Within the Wildlife Sanctuary one will find Sapodilla, Western, Southern, and the Quashie Trap Lagoons, as well as Manatee River. UNESCO has identifies 22 eco-systems within the sanctuary.

Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary is an important stretch of protected land because the West Indian Manatee, which is a very vulnerable animal, lives within the lagoon system. Other important animals that find protection here include the critically endangered hawksbill turtles, the goliath grouper, the river turtle, the great blue heron, and the reddish egret among other birds.


Located in Central Belize, 23.7 miles south-southwest of Belize City, Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary welcomes vacationers who are lodging in this area of Belize. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun. If you're curious, Dangriga is 16 and a half miles (26 and a half kilometers) to the south-southeast.

The Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary is located 30 kilometers south-southwest of Belize City.

Nearby Attractions

Other local activities include Marie Sharp’s Factory, which is 13 and a half miles away Stann Creek District. Also think about making the trip to Bocawina Falls, which is another attraction not far away.

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Location: Central Belize, Belize



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