Belize National Parks


Belize has a rich natural geography, from rain forests, karst fields and mangrove swamps of tropical beaches.
Consequently, the country is willing to promote ecotourism and there are a number of protected areas, including marine reserves and national parks. 12 miles southeast of Belmopan, the Blue Hole National Park pays tribute to the curious Blue Hole, a well of water that fell, 7.6 m (25 ft) deep, intense color. The park is a natural forest reserve that is home to a large number of birds, animals, flora and St. Herman’s Cave, an ancient Mayan cave Five Blues Lake National Park is located at the foot of the Mountains Maya and covers over 1,619 hectares (4,000 acres) of tropical forest. The lake of the same name is a cave system that collapsed, or cenote, known as Blue Hole, and featured in a variety of aqua tones. There is an incredible wealth of wildlife and fauna that you can see here. At the junction with the Cayo District of the Hummingbird and Western highways, it is found the Guanacaste National Park, taking its name from the giant Guanacaste trees at the edge of the reservation. With over a hundred species of birds and trails there is signs with information on trees and plants within the forest, the park is very popular as an introduction to the various means of Belize. [ad#ad-468]

Laughing Bird Caye National Park is an atoll platform, ideal for diving, but it is also the habitat of rare gulls laughing. The Cay is located 21km (13 miles) southeast of the village of Placencia in the Stann Creek District.
Rio Grande Park contains 81,745 hectares (202,000 acres) of preserved forests and streams, providing a home to a rich variety of birds and endangered species, including jaguars, pumas, Black howler monkeys, ocelots, turkeys and deer. More than 40 Mayan ruins have been discovered here. The conservation park is located near the Orange Walk district of Belize.