Belize Paynes Creek National Park

Belize Paynes Creek National Park

Paynes Creek National Park (PCNP), located just about an hour from Punta Gorda by skiff, contains approximately 39,000 acres of lush broadleaf forest, thick mangroves and wide stretches of pine savannah. The park is home to jaguar, ocelots and howler monkeys to name just a few. The well known Punta Ycacos Lagoon is an important West Indian Manatee breeding ground. (Read about Manatee Protection Efforts in Belize)

Over 300 species of birds live or spend their winters in PCNP including endangered species such as the yellow-headed parrot, jabiru storks, muscovy ducks and the aplomado falcon.

Within the park boundaries, archeologists have uncovered 4 ancient Mayan sites, now submerged under water in the Ycacos lagoon.

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