On this Jungle Island Adventure, we take you to the North tip of Ambergris Caye where the reef meets the land. This place we call it Rocky Point which is part of the Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. If you ever wondered how San Pedro looked 20 years ago, this is a great trip for you.
This adventure is a day of fishing, snorkeling and beach barbecue. It is a perfect day to relax, fish for your lunch, snorkel on the reef and enjoy a delicious barbecue on the beach.
Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve:
The park exhibits a high degree of diversity of habitats, encompassing swamps, grasslands, and various tropical forest assemblages including a medium semi-deciduous forest and a rare littoral, or beach, forest, which elsewhere in Belize has diminished due to coastal development. BCNPMR’s marine habitats include extensive tracts of mangrove and sea grass beds, patch and barrier reef, and the largest lagoon on the island of Ambergris caye, Laguna de Cantena. The reef lies within the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the world’s second longest barrier reef after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It stretches from the middle of the Yucatán Peninsula, down the entire coast of Belize, and terminates in Honduras. Rocky Point, within Bacalar Chico, is the only location in Belize where the barrier reef meets the shore. The point is ‘rocky’ because a fossilized Pleistocene reef lies exposed at the surface.
Within the park, all six species of cats native to Belize have been recorded, including the jaguar and puma. The forests are also home to a population of the endangered White-lipped Peccary. The mangroves and sea grass beds are home to manatees and crocodiles. Near Rocky Point lies the largest nesting beach for loggerhead and green sea turtles in Belize, and one of the largest for hawksbill turtles.