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ATTRACTIONS > Five Blues Lake National Park  
View from surrounding Limestone hills

Five Blues Lake is a 10-acre natural wonder of earth and water surrounded by over 4000 acres of limestone hills and tropical forests. The varying water depth and ambient light filtering through the trees cause the water to take on remarkably different shades of blue, giving the lake its name. A shallow ledge on the eastern edge of the lake will allow you to wade to a small, forested spot of land that grows a profusion of wild orchids, aptly named Orchid Island

217 species of birds have been identified in the park and all five of Belize’s wildcats are known to make their homes within its boundaries. Inside the tangle of broadleaf trees, howler monkeys, tapir, gibnut, peccary and armadillo roam in a kaleidoscope of liana, bromeliads and orchids.

View from Lake shore with guide

Forest trails crisscross the park and will lead you to the many caves and sinkholes that occupy the surrounding landscape. You can swim the lake and dive the deeper areas, or take a tour of the park with one of the knowledgeable local guides.

Completely under the charge of nearby St. Margaret village, Five Blues Lake is the first national park in Belize to be managed by a community-based organization. To accommodate visitors who wish to spend a day or two, the locals have set up camping sites and several small bed & breakfasts that offer a taste of their homegrown hospitality.

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