Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

4.7
#1 of 135 in Wildlife in Belize
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.
Create an itinerary including Hol Chan Marine Reserve
map
Hol Chan Marine Reserve Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
5,281 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 16, 2017
    A barracuda and an eel were the most interesting sights. The coral is beautiful in parts, while there are plenty of large schools of fish. Guide was great but there were spells where we didn't see ver...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I have been going for years, and it is beautiful! You will always see lots of beautiful fish and coral. I love going with my children and grand children!  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    the amount of fish, rays and sharks is amazing. Obviously they are harmless !! The place is really beautiful. You need to contract this trip with one of the many diving shops there are in the island, ...  more »

Plan your trip to San Pedro

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in San Pedro

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in San Pedro by other users

8 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Central America BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Central America BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Central America BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Central America BY A USER FROM URUGUAY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Belize BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans