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Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Fantastic eco-travel destination

Bacalar Chico is a national wildlife park and marine reserve on the norther tip of Ambergris Caye... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Eric S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fishing

I went fishing for the first time in my life and loved the interplay with fish that maybe more... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Rgreenwald
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Newton, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
“mayan ruins” (2 reviews)
“fish” (7 reviews)
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northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Bacalar Chico is a national wildlife park and marine reserve on the norther tip of Ambergris Caye. It is formed by the mile long cut dug by Mayans some 6000 years ago as an early day version of the Panama Canal. Today, it is home...More

1  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I went fishing for the first time in my life and loved the interplay with fish that maybe more clever than me. The park and the marine reserve are kept in pristine conditions

Thank Rgreenwald
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We are avid snorkelers and wanted to check out this marine reserve so we took a private tour and it was well worth it. We just Jungle Water Adventures in San Pedro and it was amazing.

1  Thank Kabina
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Government of Belize has done a wonderful job with this location. It was very nice. The on-site biologists were very informative and knowledgeable...

Thank K B
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We very much enjoyed this isolated area, and found it a very interesting place to explore, dive, and fish.

1  Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We took a day trip with No Worries tours to snorkel in Bacalar Chico National Park. We saw maybe two boats the entire day and had the place all to ourselves. We saw grouper and barracuda as well as many other tropical fish and coral...More

2  Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a great day trip to the northern tip of the island. There is a small museum at the first stop for a bathroom break. Highly recommended.

1  Thank AlanNM
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We were on Ambergris Caye with a dive group, and one of the days was in the Marine Reserve. The diving was great, with lots of pretty fish things to see, plenty of friendly sharks, and the reefs were in good shape. There is a...More

Thank PenguinRob
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We enjoyed this snorkeling trip the most of the 4 we did. More opportunity to explore on our own. Much less crowded. Lots to see. Beautiful

2  Thank Tr5220
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Great place to spend some time with family and friends. The view is spectacular right along the beach. Getting here requires a boat ride for about 45- 1hr. Ensure to take all things required for the stay since there is no shop or supermarket close...More

1  Thank Luis C
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Melva P
We will be in San Pedro for 7 days. What is the best way to get to Bacalar Chico National Park to spend a day?
17 January 2016|
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Response from Eric S |
Most resorts can help you set up a tour, so check with your concierge. It will be easier when you get to the island as there are several well-known options including Ramon's, Grand Caribe etc.
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