Belize is a paradise unlike any other! Our coastal oasis has a little bit of everything—history, stunning natural beauty, and friendly locals eager to welcome you to our beautiful country. You’ll make lifelong memories here no matter what brings you to our paradise! One of the best features of Belize is the local wildlife! Animals of all kinds call Belize home. Birds, amphibians, sea life, and more thrive in our warm and tropical climate. Let’s explore some local wildlife and how you can experience it firsthand! For even more ideas for a Belizean vacation, get your copy of our free Vacation Guide. This guide contains all of the top activities to enjoy and places to stop. Let the exploring begin!
What makes our wildlife unique?
Ambergris Caye provides a diverse ecosystem for local wildlife to thrive in. Our area has dense jungles, sandy beaches, and warm turquoise waters! Each of these areas has unique animals that live there. Visitors will often see these animals up close, so be sure to be on the lookout! Overall, the high number of native species makes our wildlife so unique.
What Wildlife Will I See?
Ambergris Caye is home to hundreds of different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and more! Some animals you’ll see include American Crocodile, Black Spinytail Iguana, Green Iguana, Racoon, Northern Anteater, and Greater Grison. These animals make their home on the thousands of acres of jungle on the north side of Ambergris Caye. You may see them as you’re exploring! The most important thing to remember when contacting wildlife is to keep your distance! We have to be responsible stewards of nature and admire them from afar!
Here in Ambergris Caye, Aces Wildlife Rescue works hard to ensure that humans and wildlife can coexist. Their dedicated team of professionals works hard to rehabilitate animals, resolve human-animal conflict, and conserve their natural habitats. This is achieved through scientific research, community outreach, and education. Together, we can admire our animals while allowing them a peaceful and safe habitat to call home!
What can I do to help?
Great question! Helping protect Belize’s Wildlife is easy. Some of the best ways to do your part is simply being responsible. Don’t feed wild animals, clean up after yourself, and report any animal you see in distress. One of the most common animals you’ll encounter is the crocodile; review our living with wildlife page for safety guidelines.
Take in all of the natural beauty of Ambergris Caye at Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club!
Admiring native animals and geography is easy for us! Our resort is located on the ocean and offers guests a luxurious and relaxing getaway. Our accommodations feature modern finishes with a nod to the local Caribbean culture. From our Garden Cottages to our three-bedroom villa, we have the perfect retreat for you and your family! Pair that with our delicious food and drink options and vacation packages, and you’ll have the ideal escape planned! Be pampered at our resort and take in the natural beauty that makes Ambergris Caye unique!