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.
Do you like being seeing the local flaura and fauna? You can explore one hiking trail and some nature preserves in and around Bodden Town.
Mastic Reserve is a nature preserve situated in eastern Bodden Town. Many years of deforestation for logging purposes during the 18th and 19th centuries led to a loss of one of the Cayman Islands important eco-zones, the dry forest. Mastic Reserve is one of the few remaining dry forests throughout the islands.
Adventurers hoping to find a another great natural attraction should consider visiting sites like Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary. The small protected area of Meagre Bay Pond is home to a large number of waterfowl that use the shallow salt water to hunt and wade, especially waterfowl like ducks.
Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary: With a few trails that will take people to some great bird lookout spots, birdwatchers will have plenty to do here. However, if bird-watching does not interest you, then this bird sanctuary may not be the place for you.
Look through this table for more information about your options.
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||10.5 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town|
|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|
|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|
Visitors can visit several parks, as well as a botanical garden nearby.
If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which is located 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 popular choice in this category is Kittiwake Shipwreck And Artificial Reef. Kittiwake Shipwreck and Artificial Reef is the remains of the sunken ship Kittiwake, which is now developing into an artificial reef. With the assistance of licensed diver operators, tourists are invited to snorkel and scuba dive around the wreck.
The parks and gardens worth considering are shown right below.
|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|
|Park||8.6 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town|
If the concept of spending part of a day with interesting animals sounds like fun, consider visiting Cayman Turtle Farm. The Cayman Turtle Farm: Island Wildlife Encounter is the largest land attraction in the Cayman Islands, featuring both entertaining and education programing that touches on not only turtles, but other Cayman marine life.
|Cayman Turtle Farm||Zoo||11.8 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town||Grand Cayman|
Another idea is to go see some of the more interesting area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Bodden Town are listed directly below.
|Pond||2.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town|
|Pond||Central Bodden Town|
Of course, Bodden Town has other attractions. You can read this extended discussion regarding even more attractions if you want to find out more details.
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