Guanacaste National Park

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Nature, culture, and history meet at Guanacaste National Park, where visitors can explore the interrelationships of the three and how they have had an effect on Belize.

Guanaca National Park is a small park which features a broadleaf forest where tiger cats hide in the brush.


Positioned in Central Belize, south of Lamanai, Guanacaste National Park welcomes local customers and vacationers who are rooming in this area of Belize. However, even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights. If you're wondering, Belmopan is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the southeast.

RW" Guanacaste National Park is the most accessible of the Belize Audubon Society managed protected areas; located less than two miles from the capital city of Belmopan at the intersection of the Hummingbird and Western Highways. Buses will stop right outside the park.

Nearby Restaurants

Park visitors that work up an appetite don't need to worry -- you're going to find a great concentration of food offerings in the vicinity. The most frequented nearby eatery to Guanacaste National Park is Arch Seafood Restaurant, which has a menu full of International food. It is maybe around less than a mile away from this outdoor park, so check it out and peruse the menu. Also within a short distance, you and your party will find eateries like Yim Saan Restaurant and Corkers Restaurant & Pub where you should not get up and go without ordering a plate of their specialty, fish and chips, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local activities include Belize Archaeology Museum, which is a mile and a half away Belmopan. Furthermore, you can think about heading over to Jaguar Paw Zipline, which is another attraction not far away.

Parks are a great attraction to visit, but there's more to visit in Belize. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Guanacaste National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Belize Archaeology Museum Museum 1.5 mi. (0.3 km) SE Belmopan
Jaguar Paw Zipline Other Attraction 1.7 mi. (3.3 km) NE 2.1 mi. North of Belmopan
George Price Center for Peace and Development Museum 2.0 mi. (0.9 km) SE Belmopan
Heris Nature Park Other Attraction 3.8 mi. (5.2 km) E 3.2 mi. Northeast of Belmopan
Blue Hole Cave GeoFeature 10.4 mi. (14.2 km) SE 8.8 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Crystal Cave GeoFeature 10.9 mi. (15.1 km) SE 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park -- 10.9 mi. (15.1 km) SE 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Chumpiate Maya Cave GeoFeature -- -- 10.1 mi. Southeast of Belmopan

More Information


Guest can visit from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


In order to enter the park, have BZ$5 ready. Local residents need only pay BZ$1.

Location: Central Belize, Belize


(501) 223-5004

(501) 223-4987




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