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Barranco Village: Barranco Village
Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve (SCMR)
The southernmost islands in Belize are the Sapodilla Cayes. For visitors, the cayes offer beautiful sand beaches: Lime Caye offers prime camping grounds and Hunting Caye is the most developed, including a lighthouse and a Belize Defence Force guard station. Regardless, all six of the Sapodilla Cayes are destinations for snorkeling and fishing.
Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) home to the popular Snake Cayes where visitors can find white sandy beaches, migratory birds and even boa constrictors! PHMR is a 160 square mile marine reserve recognized for its high biodiversity. The area serves as habitat for various endangered species including the West Indian manatee, the American saltwater crocodile and the Morelet's crocodile.
Payne's Creek National Park (PCNP), 36,780 acres of lush broadleaf forest, thick mangroves and wide stretches of pine savannah, forms a significant part of the one million acre, Ridge to Reef Corridor, dubbed the Maya Mountain Marine Corridor (MMMC). TIDE co-manages the Payne's Creek National Park with the Government of Belize Forestry Department and local communities.
The Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary (AWS) National Park is situated amidst rolling hills on the east end, steep karsts hills on the south and central wetland areas. The area covers approximately 5,468 acres of land and water.
The Rio Blanco National Park (RBNP) is in the Maya Mountain Forest Reserve located in western part of the Toledo District between Santa Cruz and Santa Elena villages. It encompasses 105 acres of land surrounding a spectacular waterfall approximately 100 feet wide and 20 feet high on the Rio Blanco River.
The Toledo district is the only one of its kind in the country of Belize. It boasts every feature that mother-nature has to offer.