Half Moon Caye National Monument, Belize

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#18 of 41 in Nature in Belize
Half Moon Caye is an island and natural monument of Belize located at the southeast corner of Lighthouse Reef Atoll. This natural monument was the first nature reserve to have been established in Belize under the National Park Systems Act in 1981 and first marine protected area in Central America. This is also Belize's oldest site of wildlife protection since it was first designated as a bird sanctuary in 1924 to protect the habitat of the red-footed booby birds.GeographyThe caye is located about south-east of Belize City at the southeast corner of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, which is the outermost coral atoll of Belize's three atolls.World Heritage SiteHalf Moon Caye Natural Monument is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site which was established on December 4, 1996, by the United Nations World Heritage Committee after they formally adopted seven marine protected areas along the Belize Barrier Reef and its adjacent atolls under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at their meeting in Mérida, Mexico.The nature reserve is managed by the Belize Fisheries Department and co-managed by the Belize Audubon Society.
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  • My review is on the natural beauty of the island, I have no idea about the services available on the island. I was only here on a surface interval between lighthouse atoll dives. The island is very be...  more »
  • Half Moon Caye is a national reserve/monument in the Belize waters that is not too far from the Blue Hole. This place, thankfully, is inhabited and being called Gilligan's island is so fitting. There'...  more »
  • The quality of visiting this Caye probably depends on how you get there. It is a long boat ride to get here (I assume from everywhere on the mainland; we were in Hopkins and it was about one and a hal...  more »
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  • Was here in Feb of 2016. Paradise
  • Very cool little island.
  • Just beautiful

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