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Guerrero Lagoon

Chetumal (Grand Costa Maya)

A visit to the Chetumal bay-connected Laguna Guerrero (Guerrero Lagoon), it’s a must. It’s an eight-kilometer strait, surrounded by mangroves where it is possible to observe fauna of the region such as birds, endemic fish, manatees, herons and spatulas, among others.

At the lagoon you’ll find “El Mirador” (a lookout), an over 20 meters height tower ideal for taking pictures of the bay surroundings, resting and eating.

If you want to know more about manatees, we recommend visiting the Centro de Atención y Rehabilitación de Mamíferos Acuáticos del Área Natural Protegida Estatal “Santuario del Manatí-Bahía de Chetumal” (Center for Care and Rehabilitation of Aquatic Mammals of the State Protected Natural Area “Manatee Sanctuary-Chetumal Bay”), a pier-looks-like 20 meter long corral.

Here you can learn more about manatees’ biology, as well as the steps that have been taken to keep these endangered mammals in good condition. Here, you can see specimens of manatees from Belize and the Río Hondo (The deep river) area.

Although it’s a place allocated only for the study and conservation of aquatic mammal species, it is open to the public in order to guide and explain to them how to care for these species.

The site is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10: 00 to 17 h. You can get there by car or public transport.

A visit to the Chetumal bay-connected Laguna Guerrero (Guerrero Lagoon), it’s a must. It’s an eight-kilometer strait, surrounded by mangroves where it is possible to observe fauna of the region such as birds, endemic fish, manatees, herons and spatulas, among others.

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At the lagoon you’ll find “El Mirador” (a lookout), an over 20 meters height tower ideal for taking pictures of the bay surroundings, resting and eating.

If you want to know more about manatees, we recommend visiting the Centro de Atención y Rehabilitación de Mamíferos Acuáticos del Área Natural Protegida Estatal “Santuario del Manatí-Bahía de Chetumal” (Center for Care and Rehabilitation of Aquatic Mammals of the State Protected Natural Area “Manatee Sanctuary-Chetumal Bay”), a pier-looks-like 20 meter long corral.

Here you can learn more about manatees’ biology, as well as the steps that have been taken to keep these endangered mammals in good condition. Here, you can see specimens of manatees from Belize and the Río Hondo (The deep river) area.

Although it’s a place allocated only for the study and conservation of aquatic mammal species, it is open to the public in order to guide and explain to them how to care for these species.

The site is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10: 00 to 17 h. You can get there by car or public transport.

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