|Port of Honduras Marine Reserve|
Port Honduras Marine Reserve begins on the southern Belize coastline where seven jungle rivers flow into the reserve. Encompassing some 160 sq.miles/847 square kilometers of coastal Caribbean Sea, the reserve also includes 135 small mangrove islands with only 10% of them having any kind of dry land.
Situated just north of Punta Gorda Town and declared a protected area in January 2000, The reserve is managed by the community based Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE).
Diving, fishing or snorkeling in this area can be arranged with licensed tour operators based in Punta Gorda, Hopkins and Placencia
Sustainable fishing is promoted and the use of gill nets illegal.