Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro
(4.7/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed both our snorkeling and our diving trip to Hol Chan during our diving certification class. Saw some really cool rays here as well as swimming with the nurse sharks. 
  • a must do the best place i've ever been to snorkel you will see giant turtles, rays, fish, and oh ya SHARKS 
  • This is a protected marine reserve. I finally saw a large sea turtle here along with Baracuda and rays