The Chiquibul National Park is Belize’s largest national park, covering an area of 414 square miles and is located west of the Maya mountains. The park is located in an area of limestone strata.
Reached via Mountain Pine Ridge and best accessed by 4 wheel drive vehicles, the change in forest type when traveling to the Chiquibul is immediate. The vegetation changes from pine forest to broad-leaf forest, and the ground changes from granite rock to limestone.
Explore one of the largest cave systems in Central America, the Chiquibul Cave System that connects to waterways and feesd into the Chiquibul River. This river provides water to 40% of Belize’s population.
Use your binoculars to spot the stunning Scarlet Macaws, and the only known surviving population of the Keel-billed Motmot. Birding here is simply spectacular.
Hike one of the most pristine rainforests in the world, and discover why Belize works so hard to protect this gem.