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  • Writer's pictureJulian Saldana

Southern Belize Barrier Reef | Near Hopkins Village

Belize Barrier Reef is approximately 14 miles ( 45 minutes boat ride ) from #Hopkins Village. The Belize #Barrier Reef is the ultimate destination for a tropical snorkeling adventure. This reef system is the largest barrier #reef in the northern hemisphere with offshore atolls and several hundred island (Caye), spanning 900 kilometers long. There are approximately 70 different hard coral species and 36 soft coral species have been discovered and identified at the barrier reef and over 500 species of fish and invertebrates live in the area.

​The reef’s crystal blue waters are a haven for its marine community and an enticing exploratory region for SCUBA divers. You can book a day tour in Hopkins Village to South Water Caye Marine Reserve, there you can snorkel, SUBA dive, fishing or just relax on a island. There are several beautiful island to visit in the South Water Marine Reserv;

First off is Bread and Butter Island this is one of the favorable island for a full day trip, Bread and Butter offers tables, chairs, #hammocks, plates, silverware, barbecue pit, you also swim or #snorkel around the island, this island is surrounded by living #corals marine #ecosystems.

South Water Caye, this #island is situated on the #Belize Barrier Reef. This island is great for SUBA divers, the travel time is minimal to the dive site. South Water Caye is a great place for beginner #Flyfishing, Fly Fish to schools of #bonefish in the shallow clear water around the island, 90% hookup rate.

Tobacco Caye is the tiniest #resort island in the South Water Marine Reserve, the businesses on this island is mostly own by #local Belizeans, Tobacco is the only inexpensive island to stay at or visit in Belize. Tobacco Caye have public bars great island to visit when you're island hopping from Hopkins Village.

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