Chiquibul National Park

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Destination
District/Region
Cayo
Description
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  • Waterfall & River pools
  • Caracol Archaeological Site
  • Maya Mountains & Hiking
About Location
Chiquibul National Park is Belize's largest national park. It is 1,073 km² in size. The park is located in Belize's Cayo District. The national park surrounds Caracol, a Mayan city.The forest has been mostly unbroken since the Maya left it centuries ago. The park has high biodiversity. Species found in the park include keel-billed motmots, kinkajous, jaguars, jaguarundis, king vultures, margays, ocelots, ocellated turkeys, Yucatan spider monkeys, and Baird's tapirs. It has Belize's largest breeding population of scarlet macaws. New insect and crustacean species have been discovered in the park.The biological diversity of the park has not yet been fully explored. In 1993, a botanist from Missouri Botanical Garden collected more than 130 plant species previously unreported in Belize. Three of these species had never before been reported in Central America.
 
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