Half Moon Caye Reserve, Belize
Half Moon Caye Natural Monument is one of 450 cays located in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. This Barrier Reef is 300 kilometers long and is Belize’s top tourist destination. It is home to a large diversity of plants and animals and was designated as a World Heritage site in 1996.
Half Moon Caye Natural Monument is best known for its population of Red-footed Boobies which nest in the Ziricote thicket at the western end of the caye. The Boobies live on the caye for about 10 months of the year. Nesting starts around mid-December and the young hatch around March.
Things to See & Do
* Red-footed Boobies
* Lizard and gecko populations
* Visitor Centre
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - Belize Dollar (BZD)
Language – English, Spanish
Population – 0
Land Area – 960 km² (Belize Barrier Reef Reserve)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +501
Port Location – There is a dock at the Half Moon Caye Natural Monument.
Travel Links – Half Moon can be reached from Belize City or San Pedro and visited as a day-trip. It takes a full day to visit Half Moon Caye.