Natural Attractions in Bodden Town

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Once a popular haunt for pirates, Bodden Town's natural attractions take advantage of local myths and legends by setting up sites like Pirate's Caves to resemble what could have been the hideout for mischief makers long ago.  If your interests lie elsewhere, consider the local animal sanctuary as a great way to learn about local fauna. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary

Do you enjoy being under the open sky? You can explore one hiking trail and some nature preserves in and around the area.

Mastic Reserve is a nature preserve found in eastern Bodden Town. Over time, a trail that existed through the Mastic Forest was lost to lack up upkeep, but the National rust decided to reopen the trail as an attraction that would promote awareness about the important of the dry forest. In 1994, the path was painstakingly cleared, with 8,000 feet of fallen trees and shrubbery cleared, rocks smoothed, and a flat walking surface created. By 1995, the trail was once again open, allowing visitors from around the world a chance to stroll through the forest. Now, you can pick up a pamphlet from the National Trust to embark upon a self guided tour, or you can sign up for a tour with an expert.

Travelers wanting to find a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing choices like Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary. Visitors to the area will have no problem finding their way around the few trails in the area. While the sanctuary is for all animals, you will see mainly birds, as they enjoy both the lagoon and the forest that surrounds it.

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary: With over 200 different species of bird, Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary is a destination of choice for birdwatchers that find themselves in the Cayman Islands.

Check the following chart for more information about your options.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In and Around Bodden Town
Name Type Location
Barker's National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 10.5 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town
East End Marshland Natural Habitat Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.3 mi. East of Central Bodden Town
Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Savannah, 2.4 mi. West of Central Bodden Town
Heritage Beach Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.3 mi. East of Central Bodden Town
Mastic Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town
Mastic Trail Hiking Trail 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Bodden Town
Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Guests can spend some time in several parks, or a botanical garden nearby.

If you enjoy tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which is situated 7.2 mi. East-Northeast of central Bodden Town. On the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Garden visitors will find the Floral Colour Garden, Heritage Garden, Orchids in the Park, Virtual Herbarium, a lake, the Woodland Trail, and a variety of animal life. Additionally, in an effort to save the world's most endangered iguana, the Cayman Islands government made over 200 acres of government land available to act as the Blue Iguana Nature Reserve.

A second attraction in this category is Kittiwake Shipwreck And Artificial Reef. Kittiwake is located 64 feet under water, just off the northern end of Seven Mile Beach.

The parks and gardens you'll be able to find are shown here:

Parks and Gardens Near Bodden Town
Name Type Location
Garvin Park Park 9.6 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town
Kittiwake Shipwreck And Artificial Reef Park 10.2 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Botanical Garden 7.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town
Trafalgar Square Park 8.6 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town

Zoos and Aquariums

Cayman Turtle Farm

If the concept of spending part of a day with interesting animals tickles your fancy, consider visiting Cayman Turtle Farm. Car and bike parking is available for free directly across from the farm.

Zoos Near Bodden Town
Name Type Location Island/th>
Cayman Turtle Farm Zoo 11.8 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town Grand Cayman

Land Formations

Another idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Bodden Town are displayed directly below.

Land Formations In Bodden Town
Name Type Location
Meagre Bay Pond Pond 2.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town
Pease Bay Pond Pond Central Bodden Town

Fortunately, Bodden Town is home to other attractions. To learn about more other attractions for Bodden Town, go to this page.


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