Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

4.8
#1 of 180 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 to visit Hol Chan Marine Reserve and other attractions in San Pedro using our San Pedro journey planner.
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  • Saw lots of nice fish and got to swim with sharks and rays. My trip was just a snorkel trip. But was able to see everything  more »
  • I recommend this place as a must do once you are on the island San pedro. It is very peaceful, alot og fun  more »
  • The Belize government does an excellent job in preserving Hol Chan. There is a $20 Belize ($10 US) fee to go into the reserve to snorkel or dive. I highly recommend diving! Snorkeling is fun but the s...  more »
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  • Do not miss out on experiencing this amazing adventure. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve was absolutely breathtaking. I would definitely do it again.
  • Don't miss this adventure. Swim with the nurse sharks, rays, and sea Horses and maybe. you just might get to see a Mermaid...ok, well, maybe not a mermaid, but a Manatee..They're so cool.
  • One of the most beautiful marine reserves in the world
  • One stop to see many marine wildlife in their natural habitat: fish, rays, sharks, turtles, manatees!
  • We went here to snorkel and saw a lot of marine life and corals, and after this the shark reef to see nurse sharks and mantas. Definitely recommend this
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