Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

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Belize's top snorkeling and diving site, Hol Chan Marine Reserve dazzles with its impressive coral formations and diverse marine life. Its reefs shelter a dizzying variety of creatures, including 40 types of coral and 160 different species of fish. This thriving underwater kingdom also provides a home for several mammals, including pantropical spotted dolphins and short-beaked common dolphins. The marine reserve encompasses mangroves and beds of sea grass, which ensure a safe habitat for southern stingrays and nurse sharks. You can get up close to both of these species, as they're quite used to visiting tour boats. Arrange your visit to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Pedro using our San Pedro itinerary builder.
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  • Second biggest reef in the World! Sting rays, nurse sharks, sea turtles, fish everywhere! You will not be disappointed if you go out to the reef for a day of adventure. We were there at Christmas and ...  more »
  • Hol Chan is a MUST SEE when visiting San Pedro. It was like swimming in an aquarium. Fish were abundant and we swam with nurse sharks, rays and more fish than I could number. Highly Recommended 
  • Went on a night dive with Amigos del Mar in the marina reserve. Beautiful, plenty of marine life. The reef have been bleach due to the hurricane last year and climate change, so dont expect a colorful...  more »