Belize Nature Reserves are many in number, spread all across the country. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular ones where you will get to experience the convergence of nature and wilderness.
- Bladen River Nature Reserve: Wilderness of more than 97000 acres, it encompasses the Mayan Mountains. Said to be the most pristine of the protected rainforest, it has huge areas of limestone hills, sinkholes, caves and breath taking waterfalls. With an ancient Mayan site in Quebrada de Or Valley, it is a perfect haven for the most exotic wildlife, rock mounds representing the long forgotten tombs, colossal lianas, blossoming plants and giant herbs. With as many as 194 species of bird and 300 species of animals, this Belize Nature Reserve will surely provide a visual treat. Though tourism provided is limited, an enquiry at the Forestry Department would prove beneficial.
- Shipstern Nature Reserve: Located in the north-eastern part of Belize, the reserve covers a huge area of 11,000 hectares protecting the natural habits that range from the lagoons and saline wetlands to the dry forest of the Yucatan. The dry forest is a rarity in itself and is only found in Shipstern. Nature Reserve in Belize also houses all the five cat species and the endangered Baird’s Tapir. The myriad of vegetations and animals that is exemplary project boasts of many endangered species.
- Bacalar Chio Nature Reserve: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bacalar Chio presents the legacy of the act of conservation. With a 12,000 and 15,000 acre terrestrial and marine reserve consecutively. It covers as much as 130 kilometer square of the immaculate Belize Barrier Reef and the Robles and Rocky points. With 40 mammals and 140 avian species, you will find an amazing range of coastal birds and marine life. Bacalar Chio Nature Reserve Belize separates the land from Mexico.