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.


Positioned in Toledo District, 7.5 miles south west of Monkey River Town, Punta Negra Lake welcomes residents and visitors who are rooming in this section of Belize. But even if you aren't staying in this location, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Punta Gorda is 21 miles (33 and a half kilometers) to the south west.

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 types of nearby attractions include Port Honduras Marine Reserve, which is two miles away Toledo District. Furthermore, you can think about heading over to Paynes Creek National Park, which is another attraction in the area.

Lakes are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else 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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