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.


Set in Central Belize, south of Lamanai, Guanacaste National Park always welcomes visitors lodging in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights. It is 1.6 miles northwest of Belmopan.

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

Don't worry if your visit to the park leaves you a bit hungry -- you can find a wide variety of local dining spots in the general vicinity. Arch Seafood Restaurant, which serves International meals, is also the most convenient dining option from the park. The dining establishment is a small ways off, but removed enough that you might decide to arrange for taking advantage of some mode of transportation to visit there. Also within reach, you and your group will have options including Yim Saan Restaurant and Corkers Restaurant & Pub where you and your companions shouldn't leave without ordering a plate of their specialty, fish and chips, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local attractions include Belize Archaeology Museum, which is a mile and a half away Belmopan. You might want to also consider making the trip to Jaguar Paw Zipline, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

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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