Sarstoon-Temash National Park

Located in one of the most rugged areas in Belize, the Sarstoon-Temash National Park was established in 1994. The park spans 41,898 acres of broadleaf, wetland, and mangrove forest, and is designated as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2005. Tourists may not just pick up and visit the park whenever they want; permits and tour guides must first be arranged.

A variety of wildlife can be seen with a tour of the park, including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, and the white-faced capuchin monkey. Additionally, there are over 200 species of birds. All of this can be seen on a guided tour of the park which will take place on a boat.


Located in Toledo District, 6.6 miles south west of Barranco, Sarstoon-Temash National Park welcomes local residents and tourists lodging in this area of Belize. But even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights. If you're curious, Punta Gorda is 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the northeast.

The park is located 13 miles south of Punta Gorda and is only accessible by boat.

Nearby Attractions

If you'd like to find out more about seeing another nature preserve, seek out Sarstooth National Park, situated 0.1 miles away from this page's attraction. Travelers will find Sarstoon-Temash National Park peacefully removed from most hotels and popular attractions, in a remote area.

More Information


A tour of the national park costs $10.10(USD) per person.

Location: Toledo District, Belize


(501) 722-0103


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