Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

Type of Attraction
National Park
Near Corozal

  • Protected Area
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Salt Marsh Ecosystem
  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

About Location
Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve is one of Belize's newest reserves. It encompasses an area of sixty square kilometers and is only accesible by sea. Located at the northern tip of Ambergris Caye overlooking the Bay of Chetumal and Mexico, the Bacalar Chico Marine and Wildlife Reserve were established in 1996 and is managed by the Fisheries and Forest Departments. Both are also a part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, which was nominated in 1996 as a World Heritage Site under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.
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Tours & Shuttles
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Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
This tour includes an entire day filled with adventure. We start off our day heading down at the northern part of Ambergris Caye. On our way to Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve, we cross ... morea fringing reef called Rocky Point. Once we arrive at the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve we then do two snorkeling stops. One is done at the channel and the second one is done at Barracuda Alley. After a fun day of snorkeling we stop at the beach to eat delicious rice and beans. Once food is served and everyone is happy, we jump onboard and make our way through the river that splits Mexico with Belize. While crossing, be on the lookout for birds, fishes, rays and sometimes even manatees. After exiting the river, we stop at the information section where you learn some history from the mayans, and from the island of Ambergris Caye. This information site has a tower that you can climb. The view from up there is amazing. After leaving the information center, we make our way from the back part of the island. If the group is not tired, we can stop at an isolated beach for the kids and family to swim a little. Total cost for this tour is $125.00 USD per person and a minimum of 3 persons is required to confirm.
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Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
UNTOUCHED BEAUTY Bacalar Chico is a reserve on the northern part of Ambergris Caye that includes reef as well as land. In the morning we make our way along the leeward side of the ... moreisland to the ranger station in the reserve, where you will have a chance to see the flora on the northern part of the island.

We then head out to snorkel Barracuda Reef and Rocky Point before we head to Robles, where our guides will prepare lunch for you. After lunch, we'll explore the deserted beaches, relax in a hammock or chill out in our tree house.
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