Half Moon Caye / Belize
Half Moon Caye is a natural monument of the Central American country Belize. It is part of the Lighthouse Reef and lies about 80 km east of Belize City, in the middle of the Caribbean. In 1982 Half Moon Caye was declared a national park.
In the national park Half Moon Caye there are two different adjacent ecosystems in a confined space. While one half is characterized by sandy beaches and palm trees, the other part is covered with dense vegetation, the other part is covered with dense vegetation that offers countless birds an ideal space to breed. Particularly well known is the area for its colonies of magnificent frigate birds and red-footed booby. Even turtles come over here to lay their eggs. Interesting is also the lighthouse from 1820. Its utility is regularly questioned due to the countless shipwrecks in the reef. In the waters surrounding Half Moon Caye one can discover the fascinating underwater world while snorkeling or scuba diving.