Punta Negra Lake

After a short hike, glistening waters appear in the distance, a welcome reprieve for fisherman and hikers alike. Punta Negra Lake is a coastal lagoon that is favored among fishermen for its large tarpon and snook population.

Surrounded by mangroves and filled with lily pads and reeds, Punta Negra is a flat, calm coastal lagoon with a maximum depth of nine feet. Snowy Egrets and Jabiru Storks feed here, and crocodiles have been seen on occasion.

Fly fishing for tarpon and snook is popular here. You can do so off the eight by 10 foot floating dock or from a canoe.


Punta Negra Lake is situated 7.5 miles south west of Monkey River Town, a hamlet in Toledo District; it's 21 miles (33 and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Punta Gorda.

Punta Negra Lake is located about five miles south of Punta Negra. A landing at a sandy beach marks th spot of a short trail that takes you to the boardwalk overlooking the lagoon.

Nearby Attractions

Other nearby activities include Port Honduras Marine Reserve, which is two miles away Toledo District. You might also think about visiting Paynes Creek National Park, which is another attraction nearby.

Lakes are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Punta Negra Lake
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Port Honduras Marine Reserve GeoFeature 2.0 mi. (36.2 km) N 22.5 mi. Northeast of Punta Gorda
Paynes Creek National Park Other Attraction 2.3 mi. (36.1 km) N 22.4 mi. Northeast of Punta Gorda
Golden Stream Waterfalls GeoFeature -- -- 13.2 mi. North-Northeast of Punta Gorda

More Information


The fishing policy at Punta Negra is catch and release.

Location: Toledo District, Belize


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