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.


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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.

Set in Central Belize, south of Lamanai, Guanacaste National Park welcomes residents and guests rooming in this section of Belize. Whether or not you're staying in this location, you are free to drop by to enjoy a great time. If you're curious, Belmopan is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the southeast.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be eating fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Guanacaste National Park. Arch Seafood Restaurant, which has a menu full of International food, offers convenient access to this park. The restaurant is maybe about less than a mile from the park, so check it out and dig in! Also within a short distance, you and your group will find eateries such as Yim Saan Restaurant and Corkers Restaurant & Pub where you and your party can't ask for your check without trying their specialty, fish and chips, among others.

Nearby Attractions

There are some other places of interest in the area, including Belize Archaeology Museum, which is a mile and a half away Belmopan. Furthermore, you can consider visiting Jaguar Paw Zipline, which is another attraction nearby.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this location are found 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.


(501) 223-5004




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