Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

4.7
#1 of 137 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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  • Everyone should do this!!! It was amazing!! 1st time snorkeling and I had a great time. This was the one thing I wanted to do while on San Pedro was not disappointed!!!  more »
  • This was one of the highlight of our trip was snorkeling Hol Chan. The variety of fish and marine life was pretty exceptional and colorful. Those reef cards they sells around town that show the differ...  more »
  • This book is wonderful, boasts a spectacular reef, is the world's largest maas reef after the Australia. I recommend going to snorkel, look very well with who take the tour, that would be the big difference. People are not professionals who give a bad tour, by which the inaccuracies of the reservation changes. It's go a day with sunshine, this is essential to see the sea clear and enjoy all the marine life. We went on a catamaran with Carlos, super professional, good service, it is a trip in which you must respect nature, see it and do not touch and less out of their habitat. In this book there are sharks cats, with those who take you to swim, a great experience.
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