Belize is one of the world’s top ecotourist destinations with diverse eco-systems home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Amidst dense jungle, spider monkeys swing beneath the forest canopy, river otters playfully float down streams, jaguars roam at night and tapirs forage the undergrowth. Here you’ll find raucous birds amongst gorgeous orchids, ubiquitous palms, pine forests, mahogany trees and mangroves. Fruit lovers (birds and humans alike!) delight in the abundance of bananas, mangos, pineapples, oranges, grapefruit, cashews, papaya, craboo and coconuts. At Hamanasi you will be well positioned to see it all!
Below our trained guides have put together a partial list of the many plants and animals you may encounter in Belize. Some of these you can find without even leaving the resort grounds, but if you do find yourself on one of our adventures, you’ll see the guides do an even better job in person of of pointing out and explaining the ecological wonders around you.
Above is a list curated by our guides of notable birds you may well see on your visit. Belize boasts over 500 species of birds including the toucan (the national bird), scarlet macaws, parrots, hummingbirds, kingfishers, motmots, egrets and frigate birds.
Check out this list of notable plants and trees you may well see on your visit. Belize is home to coastal mangroves, a large variety of fruit trees and many kinds of tropical hardwoods including the Mahogany tree, the national tree of Belize.
Click a thumbnail below to bring up galleries of different aspects of Belize’s flora and fauna.