A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Arrecife Glover is Best For
Directions to Arrecife Glover
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Glover Reef consists of 5 small quiet islands and a coral reef that is 18 miles (29 kilometers) long by 6 miles (10 km) wide. It is the southernmost coral atoll in Belize, sitting about 28 miles (45 km) east of Dangriga and Hopkins on the mainland.
The islands of the Glover Reef offer some of the cheapest accommodation options on all the islands in Belize. Basic bungalows, cabins and safari tents are the most common, and there is the option of camping. Either way, the Glover Reef is a great option for budget travelers who prefer a rustic experience. Apart from the rooms, the Glover Reef is completely uninhabited.
Tourists visiting the Glover Reef will enjoy the quiet nature and easy access to a variety of water sports. Some of the activities include windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, beach volleyball and yoga are some of the activities here.
Beach at Arrefice Glover
Despite being a less visited diving destination than other areas of Belize, the reef here is pristine and is located within a protected marine reserve. Best known for its challenging walls, the diversity on the Glover reef offers something for all levels, including for those who snorkel. While sighting is not common, whale sharks visit the area between March and June. As in the Turneffe Islands to the north, the Glovers Reef is also popular for macabijo fly fishing.
Transportation must be booked with the accommodation provider. On some occasions, the cost of transportation is included in the total price of the stay depending on the day of your arrival. Otherwise, transportation to Glover Reef can be as expensive as $ 700 per trip. Most ships leave Belize City. The journey takes approximately 3 hours and can be irregular.