Port Honduras Marine Reserve

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One of the most recently declared marine reserves in Belize is Port Honduras Marine Reserve, which was named as such in January of 2000. It serves as one of the most important fish nurseries in the Caribbean, and is an all around beautiful site to see.

The Port Honduras Marine Reserve spans 100,000 acres of barrier reef, rivers, cayes, and mangrove coastline.

Location

Situated on the eastern edge of Toledo District, 21.5 miles northeast of Hopeville, Port Honduras Marine Reserve invites local residents and visitors rooming in this section of Belize. Whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. Punta Gorda is 22 and a half miles (36 kilometers) to the south west.

This conservation zone lies north of Punta Gorda Town.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that are a fan of nature preserves, and would like to see others, might check out Paynes Creek National Park and Swasey Bladen Forest Reserve; the first and closest of which is a half mile to the northwest of this nature preserve. You'll find at least one or two additional activities nearby, including Golden Stream Waterfalls, which is within traveling distance in Toledo District.

More Information

Location: Toledo District, Belize

Website

http://www.southernbelize.com/honduras.html

 

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