Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

4.7
#1 of 149 in Wildlife in Belize
Reef Wildlife Area
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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  • We completed our first open water dives here and fell in love with the world under water. We saw such abundance and variety of sea life tucked into amazing coral formations. The depth (about 25-30 ft)...  more »
  • It is well worth a trip to Hol Chan. But it is suffering from so many visitors. We did as a day trip on a catamaran including Shark Ray Alley and lunch at Caye Caulker  more »
  • I've had the pleasure of snorkeling twice at HCMR. Both times were absolutely beautiful. Once we went with Happy and Grumpy tours and the other time with Caribbean Adventures. The guides are knowledge...  more »

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