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Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

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Address: northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Belize

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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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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...

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Rosenberg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

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

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 along the reef. Our guides, Rene and Wibur, prepared lunch for us, provided drinks, and... More 

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Idaho Springs, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 place where the reef comes close to the surface, and there were lots of snorkelers... More 

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Berlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Cayo, Belize
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to this location. A great place to be specially at nights, many shooting stars and... More 

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Now this place is incredible, this place had some of the most amazing aquatic friendly encounters I have ever experienced. Its protected by park rangers as well as the operators, they a re very strict. This country fully understands the value of protecting there ECO system. The islands are all paradise in my books, the divers culture of spanish, creole... More 

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