Half Moon Caye Natural Monument

Feb 27, 2018 - National Geographic Quest

Today was our last day in Belize and we visited one of the best hidden treasures of this gorgeous Central American country, the Half Moon Caye natural monument. The motto of this protected areas is, “It all started with the Boobies” because it was first designated as a bird sanctuary  in 1924 for the protection of the red-footed booby. It became the first marine protected area in Central America and the oldest Belize wildlife protected site.

This is one of the best snorkeling sites we visit and often guests describe it as going into a fish tank. Today among the many kinds of fish we got to see, we also experienced being in the water with black-tipped reef sharks. We also walked to a viewing  platform where we observed the famous red-footed boobies nesting, and the magnificent frigatebirds displaying their red, big gular pouch.

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Max Vindas

Expedition Leader

Known for his passion for nature and dedication to conservation and ecotourism, Max Vindas has been guiding natural history trips in Costa Rica since 1993. On his first trip to the rainforest at age eight, Max realized his love for the outdoors and wildlife observation. Since then, he spends as much time as he can in the forest, sharing his knowledge with visitors to his country.

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