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The Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve is locate in southern Belize. They are an uninhabited atoll in the Gulf of Honduras. The outer portion of the reserve is characterized by shallow ... morewater reefs which support a wide variety of fish. Often, large schools of jacks or spadefish will feed just off the outer slope. Nearer the bottom, angelfish, parrotfish and snappers begin to dominate. The waters are often spectacularly clear as water from the Caribbean washes over and through the reef cuts. The lagoon area is characterized by silt, sand and shallow seagrass beds.
Sarstoon-Temash National Park in the southernmost national park in the county of Belize. Located in the Toledo District, this national park lies on the banks of the Temash River. The ... morepark covers about 41,898 acres of broadleaf, wetland and mangrove forest. It also provides habitat for variety of wildlife which includes tapir, ocelost and jaguars. The locaion of the park is ideal for fishing. Visitors can also spot a few sea birds while waiting for the catch of the day.
Shark Ray Alley is located at Zone D of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Shark Ray Alley got its name after fishermen and tour operators realized that a large number of nurse sharks and ... morerays would gather at the location to scavange the scraps from the fish local fishermen had caught. Fishermen would clean the fish they caught at Shark Ray Alley.

Today, Shark Ray Alley has evovled into one of the most popular snorkeling destinations in Belize. It is a must visit destination. You will get to swim with sharks, rays, turtles, and fish.
The Shipstern Wildlife Reserve is located three miles south of Sarteneja, a small fishing village in the Corozal District. After Hurricane Janet, 1955, devastated much of the Sarteneja ... morePeninsula, the area's vegetation quickly regenerated. The area became into one of Belize's richest and ecologically diverse tropical rain forests. The reserve covers 22,000 acres of unspoiled, waterlogged jungle, savannah, and mangrove swamp
Thrills abound as kayakers experience limestone gorges and challenging rapids, as well as relax in pools at the base of waterfalls.
Silk Grass Forest Reserve is a forest reserve and is located in Stann Creek, Belize.
South Water Caye Marine Reserve is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Dangriga town. It is the largest Marine Reserve in Belize, covering an area of 117,878 acres. The South ... moreWater Caye Marine Reserve is an important part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site. The reserve includes a mosaic of coastal and marine habitats including rare littoral forests, mangroves, seagrass beds, and a diversity of coral reef types.
At St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park (SHBHNP) there are unique geological features that can be found within 575 acres of forest rich with wildlife. The main attractions in this ... morepark, namely the St. Herman’s Cave and the Blue Hole, are connected by an underground stream. Visitors can walk 200 yards into the cave entrance unguided or can hire a guide to traverse the cave completely, seeing beautiful speleothems and Mayan artifacts. After a guided tour through St. Herman’s Cave, you can float peacefully back to the entrance of the cave on an inner tube.

The Blue Hole is a cool and refreshing place for an afternoon swim. It was formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. In this case, the river running through the original cavern still flows through the cave system, and forms a sapphire-colored pool at the bottom of the cenote. The depression measures about 100 feet deep and 300 feet in diameter, with the actual Blue Hole at the depression’s base having a depth of about 25 feet.

(Courtesy Belize Audubon Society)
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Tucked away in the dense tropical forest of Blue Hole National Park, this cave is one of the most accessible in Belize and offers a glimpse into the Maya Classical period.
Located in the Cayo District of Belize, the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve is a protected area that is home to a variety of bird, mammals, plants and other animal species. The tropical ... moreand subtropical moist forests provide habitats for the wildlife, including Belize's national animal, the Baird's tapir. Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve is one of the few areas protecting the biological diversity of the Maya Mountain northern foothills ecosystem.
As the largest and most intact reef system within the Northern Hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef System comprises seven (7) key marine reserve zones, over four hundred cayes (islands) ... moreand three (3) atolls. The reef’s crystal blue waters are a haven for its marine community and an enticing exploratory region for SCUBA divers and snorkelers.

The seven protected areas are (1) Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, (2) Blue Hole Natural Monument, (3) Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, (4) South Water Caye Marine Reserve, (5) Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, (6) Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and (7) Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve.

Discover the over five hundred species of fish, seventy hard coral and thirty six soft coral species among the plenty of aesthetic views both above and below water. In 1996, this reef was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant habitats and natural development. Add the cultural appeal of Belize and skilled guides, and you’ve got yourself the dive trip of a lifetime.
The Belize River, also known as "the Old River", runs 290km through the center of Belize. The river begins where the Mopan River and Macal River join just east of San Ignacio, Cayo, ... moreBelize.The river served as the main medium of commerce and communication between the interior and the coast until well into the twentieth century. Presently, the river is a vital source of water and domestic use for local people living along the river.
The Belize Zoo is home to over one hundred and seventy-five species of animals. Located in the Belize District, The Belize Zoo is is a non-profit organization that focuses on the conservation ... moreof wildlife through environmental education and rehabilitation. It is the first nature destination in Belize that is fully accessfible to handicap visitors.
The Great Blue Hole (or Blue Hole Natural Monument) is a popular attraction within the Belize Barrier Reef System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located near the center of the Lighthouse ... moreReef, it is a large, magnificent underwater limestone sinkhole off the coast of Belize. This natural phenomenon is approximately 1000 feet across and over 400 feet deep, and is the largest marine sinkhole hole on earth. 

Divers descend into the Blue Hole’s tranquil abyss to see geological wonders and fascinating marine life. Giant stalactites, dripstone sheets, and columns are located in the Gallery at the southern rim of the Blue Hole. These structures formed in a dry cavern above sea level during glacial periods.

Jacques Cousteau revealed the secrets of the mysterious Blue Hole to millions of viewers in 1971 through the television series The Undersea World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Today, dive boats follow the way of the famous Calypso to explore one of the world’s best destinations for scuba diving. Come to Belize to experience the Great Blue Hole via diving trips, snorkeling trips, flyover tours, and skydiving jumps.
The Macal River runs through the Cayo District, Belize. It meets with the Mopan River at Branch Mouth to form what is called the Belize River. The size of the Macal River catchment ... morebasin is approximately 1492 square kilometers. The Macal River rises in a rugged portion of the Maya Mountains and flows in a northerly direction where it joins with the Mopan.
The Mopan River runs from the Peten Department of Guatemala to Branch Mouth, Cayo District, Belize. At Branch Mouth it merges with the Macal River to form what is called the Belize ... moreRiver.

The Mopan River is an important source of drinking water in Belize and is also one of the best rivers to enjoy water sports including swimming, tubing, canoeing, fishing, etc. 

A trip to Xunantunich takes visitors across the Mopan River before the hike (or drive) up the hill to the main plaza of the ruins.
The Museum of Belize is an art and history museum. Located in Belize City, this museum was built between the years of 1854 and 1857 while Belize was still under Britain's rule, and ... moreinitially served as a prison. It was later transformed to The Museum of Belize in 2002. The museum is divided into three sections: History, Exhibits and Activities. The museum of Belize strives to provide inclusive history and learning experiences of Belize's history and Culture.

To learn more about the museum, watch our video above, or read our blog.
An exhilarating 1.5-hour nature hike to this impressive cave with a guide offers amazing views of the rainforest and Maya farming practices. The return trip can be made on a canoe.
Tikal is an ancient Mayan citadel in the rainforests of northern Guatemala. Possibly dating to the 1st century A.D., Tikal flourished between 200 and 850 A.D. and was later abandoned. ... moreIts iconic ruins of temples and palaces include the giant, ceremonial Lost World (Mundo Perdido) Pyramid and the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. At 70 meters, Temple IV is the tallest pre-Columbian structure in the Americas.
The Tres Cocos Channel is located inside of the barrier reef. The area is only 4-8ft deep, but there is a variety of marine life to explore. You will see numerous species of fish, ... moreas well as Elkhorn Corals and large Brain Corals in the area.