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Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

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Address: northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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A great place to explore, dive, and fish

We very much enjoyed this isolated area, and found it a very interesting place to explore, dive, and fish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Wayne P
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Rosenberg, Texas
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Rosenberg, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We very much enjoyed this isolated area, and found it a very interesting place to explore, dive, and fish.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We took a day trip with No Worries tours to snorkel in Bacalar Chico National Park. We saw maybe two boats the entire day and had the place all to ourselves. We saw grouper and barracuda as well as many other tropical fish and coral along the reef. Our guides, Rene and Wibur, prepared lunch for us, provided drinks, and... More 

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Idaho Springs, CO
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a great day trip to the northern tip of the island. There is a small museum at the first stop for a bathroom break. Highly recommended.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were on Ambergris Caye with a dive group, and one of the days was in the Marine Reserve. The diving was great, with lots of pretty fish things to see, plenty of friendly sharks, and the reefs were in good shape. There is a place where the reef comes close to the surface, and there were lots of snorkelers... More 

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Berlin, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We enjoyed this snorkeling trip the most of the 4 we did. More opportunity to explore on our own. Much less crowded. Lots to see. Beautiful

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1 Thank Tr5220
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place to spend some time with family and friends. The view is spectacular right along the beach. Getting here requires a boat ride for about 45- 1hr. Ensure to take all things required for the stay since there is no shop or supermarket close to this location. A great place to be specially at nights, many shooting stars and... More 

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1 Thank Luis C
Thunder Bay, Ontario
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Now this place is incredible, this place had some of the most amazing aquatic friendly encounters I have ever experienced. Its protected by park rangers as well as the operators, they a re very strict. This country fully understands the value of protecting there ECO system. The islands are all paradise in my books, the divers culture of spanish, creole... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We booked a day trip to Bacalar Chico with No Worries Tours at X'Tan Ha. If you prefer to snorkel without the crowds and you don't mind a bit of a boat ride up to the reserve, this trip is for you. We did two snorkeling stops and the coral was gorgeous! One stop was at barracuda patch and it... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Sign up to go with a guide that takes you to the San Juan park ranger station, there's a 45 foot high obeservation tower with a great panorama over the lagoons - fun to watch the bird life all the views to get on any clear day.

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1 Thank LisandroVoyager
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We booked a private tour (us and one other couple) to Bacalar Chico for the day. On the boat ride there from San Pedro we viewed the north end of the island and had an exciting ride out beyond the reef in the ocean where we saw flying fish. Once there we made two amazing snorkeling stops where we saw... More 

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