hol chan marine reserve
Snorkel with the stingrays.

Loosely translated in Maya as “Little Channel,” the Hol Chan Marine Reserve refers to the deep cut, or “quebrada,” in the barrier reef off of Ambergris Caye.



The park, which originated in 1987, is approximately four miles (6.4 kilometers) south of San Pedro Ambergris Caye and is the most popular day trip from San Pedro, perfect for snorkeling or diving. The depth is only about 30 feet. Here, you’ll see schools of grouper, snapper and barracuda.