New Facilities Inaugurated at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
Designated on August 1996, The Bacalar Chico National Park covers 12, 640 acres and the adjacent marine reserve covers 15, 529 acres. It is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The facilities that were inaugurated on Friday, March, 14, 2014, were an Ecological and Educational Center and lodging facilities for overnight visitors. Since the Bacalar Chico National Park is very remote, developing this area as a tourism attraction will help to diversify the tourism product for visitors to Ambergris Caye. Further, provision of the facilities will give visitors a more prolonged exposure to the park's resources and attractons. The investment in tourism infrastructure within the National Park and Marine Reserve has been made with the aim of assisting day-to-day park management activities through increased revenue generation as well as contributing to research efforts.
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