Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve

Type of Attraction
Marine Reserve, Nature Reserve
Gold Standard
Near Placencia

  • Water Reefs
  • Variety of Fish
  • Large Schools of jacks or spadefish
  • Clear Water

About Location
The southernmost marine reserve in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve offers many idyllic sand and mangrove islands in 38,594 acres. This secluded marine reserve with its coastal waters and scattered coral patches serves as a vital habitat for dozens of threatened species, including five kinds of coral, three marine turtle species, and numerous types of fish. It is considered one of the top sites to see the true biodiversity of corals throughout Belize and houses the biological hotspot, Cayman Crown.

Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve is also a world-class sportfishing destination (of the catch-and-release variety). It is well known for the Grand Slam: catches of bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Scuba diving and snorkeling here are also spectacular, with gentle slopes that are ideal for novice divers. The clear, shallow waters of this unique lettuce reef teeming with fish such as jack, angelfish, snapper, spadefish, and parrotfish, as well as other underwater life.

You may also spot dolphins, manta rays, and even whale sharks. Explore the islands by kayak to see a variety of ecosystems. If you want to just relax, head to Hunting Caye, home to one of Belize’s most beautiful beaches. Underwater or above, these cayes are worth the trip. One visitor described it as “Paradise, a place away from the influence of man, full of nature,” (translated) Eduardo Hernandez, a Google review.
Belize Gold Standard Certified -

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