Belize is for the birds! Yes, it really is! In Belize, Bacab Eco-Park is definitely the place to get the most bird for your buck. Whether you are a hard core birder looking to expand your life-list or a recreational birder who just enjoys seeing birds, you will certainly keep your binoculars up. From the 3 inch Pygmy Kingfisher to the 5 foot Jabiru Stork, our resident bird list is well over 200 and growing. During winter, migratory species expand our numbers to over 300. Why? Bacab includes a variety of ecosystems including wetlands, savanna, broadleaf forest as well as landscaped gardens and a variety of native and exotic fruit trees. Belize Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Counts have given us up to 160 species in a half day. Birds are very happy here! Spend a few hours with one of the expert birding guides and you will be very happy too.
On returning to the Park, kick off your shoes! Relax in a hammock in the shade of a Buttonwood Tree or thatched umbrella and sip one of the tropical frozen drink creations. The freeform pool with waterslide and sculpted waterfall is a prescription for relaxation - swim, lounge or simply cool down. At your leisure, enjoy a truly Belizean cuisine.
The self-guided Medicinal/Botanical Trail “Ixchel’s Walk”, teaches you about the many uses of ournative plants or you could visit the Wild Wings Butterfly House and learn about the intricate lives of the native Central American butterflies.
On your way out, visit the gift shop where you can find a variety of Belizean made crafts and souvenirs.
What to bring:
- Bring swimsuit, sunglasses, hat, towel, sunscreen, & insect repellant.
- If visiting the butterfly house, please do not apply insect repellant until after your visit to the butterfly house. Butterfly House carries a small charge.
- Women who are pregnant, people with back, knee and hip problems should not participate.