McBean Lagoon National Natural Park, Providencia Island

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Step into a modern-day paradise at McBean Lagoon National Natural Park, a reserve with a rich biodiversity of marine life and wildlife. Established in 1995, the site protects a number of different ecosystems such as coral reefs, mangrove forests, tropical dry forests, and sea grass. The park also serves as an essential breeding ground for over 70 migratory and local avian species; look for rare breeds such as green heron, royal tern, brown booby, and frigatebird. Try snorkeling in the crystal clear waters to see an array of marine life. Work out when and for how long to visit McBean Lagoon National Natural Park and other Providencia Island attractions using our handy Providencia Island vacation builder.
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  • The sea is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen; a color beautiful and crystal clear water; in crab Cay... is that what to do; a wooden deck where you can take the Sun, although so small, with 20 people already an overwhelming tumult feels
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  • This place is amazing, beautiful crystal clear water, we saw rays and turtles, but there weren't as many fish as we expected and the coral definitely looks stressed. I hate to think what will happen i...  more »
  • McBean Laggon is a natural reserve of 1500 hectares, of which 905 are marine. It was declared National Park in 1996. Integrates it an ecosystem of mangroves, part of the barrier reef, a lagoon with sea grass, Crab Cay or Cayo Cangrejo, Three Brothers Cay and an extension of dry forest where there are cacti, Palm papta and where approximately 56 species of migratory birds you can see.
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