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Last time your were in Belize, did you visit Bacalar Chico National Park?

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve (or BCNPMR) is located on the northern tip of Ambergris Caye. Made up of 41 square miles of land and sea, the park can only be accessed by boat. Approximately a one hour trip from San Pedro, BCNPMR is a secluded and lesser known part of the island. Although sightings are infrequent, the park is home to wildlife such as ocelots, crocodiles, white-tailed deer, pumas, and jaguars.

The park is also an important heritage site for the ancient Maya people. There is a small museum located in the ranger station that showcases Mayan artifacts, and there is a channel that was dug by the Maya people 1,500 years ago accessible by boat.

Because few tourists frequent the park, the coral reef is extra colorful, and there is a greater chance to see tropical fish, manatees, and sea turtles.

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