Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, Ambergris Caye: Address, Phone Number, Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
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Julie M
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Bacalay Chico tour with searious adventures
Jan 2020 • Couples
Boat ride around the island through the Mayan built Chanel separating Mexico and Belize.
Coconut tart with rum ! Yum ! Cold beer and rum drinks also provided.
3 snorkel spots and lunch at north shore beach. Beautiful !!
Loved the sea turtles !!
Written 2 February 2020
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plivsey2017
Avon, CT99 contributions
Not much to this spot.
Apr 2018 • Couples
We stopped here as part of a tour from San Pedro. I can only describe the area as strange. There are a number of buildings which I would guess are used for research of some type. There is a small display area that is well small. There is also a look out from which there is a nice view. Beyond this there is nothing to do. I get the feeling the tours stop there just so they can pay the $5 fee.
Written 10 April 2018
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Jim R
Calgary, Canada302 contributions
Basil Jones Canyon Section of Bacalar Chico
Mar 2017
Tranquility Bay Resort picked us up with their shuttle boat from the last stop that the water taxi makes on its trip up Ambergris Caye.They were kind enough to keep our valuables for us as we spent the afternoon snorkelling at Basil Jones which is just off shore from their resort. They let us use a couple of their chaise lounges and showed us where to swim out from shore to reach our destination. It was a swim of some distance to get out there but I am not a great swimmer so if I can do it most people should be able to. There are enough shallow spots along the way where you can stand as well if you need a rest.The snorkelling was not quite as good as at Mexico Rocks but it was good enough that we spent three and a half hours snorkelling there and we had the place to ourselves. We found the fish a bit more skittish than other places along Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker but we still got to see them and see them close by.
Written 28 February 2018
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James R
51 contributions
Just us...
Dec 2017 • Family
Our group of 9 took a boat up to the area and had an amazing time. We were the only people there and didn't see another boat for a several hours. We started in San Pedro and traveled up north as far as we could go inside the reef, then traveled outside of the reef for a while, and then crossed back over just south of Mexico. The day we went there were 6-8 foot seas and crossing the reef was a little crazy, not for the faint of heart. After snorkeling in a couple of areas we made our way back to San Pedro on the back side of the island. You have to request this tour from a tour operator as they do not come to this area often so you probably won't see it advertised.
Written 1 January 2018
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Eric
Sioux Falls, SD608 contributions
Fantastic eco-travel destination
Jan 2017 • Couples
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 to dozens of unique species including big cats, manatees, birds, turtles, etc. The park itself has a small museum and interpretive center which is itself well worth the visit. Typical tour trips depart from San Pedro and travel along the inland side of Ambergris Caye to the far northern border with Mexico. Tours do not usually visit the Mayan ruins, but they are worth a visit as well if you can talk your tour guide into a short side trip. The snorkeling is well worth the trip as well.
Written 1 February 2017
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Rgreenwald
Newton, MA35 contributions
Fishing
Apr 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
Written 17 May 2016
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Kabina
United States75 contributions
Off the beaten tourist path
Apr 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.
Written 11 April 2016
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KSB
Dallas, TX175 contributions
Hidden Treasure
Dec 2015
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...
Written 8 February 2016
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Wayne P
Rosenberg, TX161 contributions
A great place to explore, dive, and fish
Nov 2015 • Couples
We very much enjoyed this isolated area, and found it a very interesting place to explore, dive, and fish.
Written 23 November 2015
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Tracey C
Atlanta, Georgia, United States16 contributions
Remote Beauty
Nov 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 along the reef. Our guides, Rene and Wibur, prepared lunch for us, provided drinks, and gave lots of information about the site and wildlife. We felt like we visited a place that few have seen...not touristy at all but still pristine and natural. Beautiful.
Written 13 November 2015
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