Shipstern Nature Reserve

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Established over 20 years ago, Shipstern Nature Reserve protects an area of land and allows local flora and fauna to thrive.

Shipstern Nature Reserve features 27 thousand acres of natural wetlands and tropical forests.

Guests visiting the Shipstern Nature Reserve are treated to a tour of the Visitor's Centre and Butterfly Garden, afforded access to the Botanical Train, 65-foot observation tower, museum, and the lovely Mahogany Park. Of course, do not forget the main attraction; the nature reserve that seeks to conserve Belize's natural beauty.

Birders will find this haven a treasure-trove for spotting numerous species, thanks to the variety of ecosystems that are present in the reserve. Additionally, active tourists will want to consider taking part in one of the tours that will give a first hand experience at the challenges involved in conservation in Belize.

Shipstern Nature Reserve


Set near the middle of Corozal District, 5.9 miles south of Sarteneja, Shipstern Nature Reserve welcomes local residents and visitors who are lodging in this part of Belize. However, even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. From this location, Corozal is 17 miles (27 and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who like wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, might consider a trip to Fireburn Reserve and Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary; the first is 4.4 miles away from Shipstern Nature Reserve. This pleasant nature preserve known as Shipstern Nature Reserve is pleasantly located without most tourist attractions and hotels, in a secluded area.

More Information

Location: Corozal District, Belize


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