Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

(4.7/5 based on 4,800+ 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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  • We spent half a day snorkeling at Hol Chan. It was a wonderful experience. We saw lots of different fish, sting rays, an octopus and some lobster as well as a number of nurse sharks. It was a great mo...  more »
  • This was my first snorkel and it was amazing! The reef is just stunning. It's great to see how Belize protects this spot, too. I ended up going back a second day because it was my favorite part of the...  more »
  • Unbelievable!!! It's like sticking your face into an aquarium. Turtles, rays, grouper...big fish, little fish, solo fish, huge schools of fish... A review here doesn't do it justice. It must be seen t...  more »