Are Belize's Parks and Reserves Well Developed?


Belize’s larger parks are typically well developed with marked trails. Smaller parks that rely on local communities for maintenance can sometimes be a little more overgrown.

Belize’s Maya ruins are maintained in the midst of rainforest reserves. To get to sites like these, it’s usually best to hire a guide. This is especially true of Lamanai – you must visit with a guide who can help you navigate the path through the jungle. These sites have small museums in addition to well-maintained visitor areas.

Every national park or wildlife reserve you visit will have at least a bathroom and a headquarters where you can get a map and other basic information.