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


Shipstern Nature Reserve is found 5.3 miles south of Sarteneja, a village in Corozal District; it's 17.0 miles to the east-southeast of Corozal.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Fireburn Reserve and Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary; the first of which is four and a half miles to the south west of Shipstern Nature Reserve. Travelers will find Shipstern Nature Reserve well removed from most hotels and other attractions, making it a peaceful and rather quiet spot.

More Information

Location: Corozal District, Belize


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