Gales Point Village in the Belize District

Easily visible on a map as a long finger stretching out from the mainland, Gales Point Village is one of the most beautiful spots in Belize. The local Creole villagers in Gales Point are the guardians for the protected feeding and nesting grounds of two of Belize’s most endangered animals: the Caribbean Manatee and the Hawksbill Turtle.

Why You Have to Visit Gales Point Village On Your Vacation

Originally an outpost for hardwood loggers during the colonial era, today the village is home to fishermen who make their living from the nearby lagoons that are home to an astonishingly vibrant ecosystem. Many villagers are focused on protecting the lagoons and their playful inhabitants, the Indian or Caribbean manatee as well as the sandy beaches where the large sea turtles lay their eggs.

Visitors to Gales Point can stay in eco-friendly lodges and take guided tours to the surrounding waterways to catch a glimpse of manatees at play or crocodiles basking in the sun. Another popular attraction is Ben Loman’s Cave on the northwest part of the Southern Lagoon where amateur spelunkers can enjoy exploring curiously-shaped stalagmites and stalactites.

Gales Point Manatee or Malanti is the local name for the village

Gales Point Manatee or Malanti is the local name for the village

Where in Belize Is Gales Point Village Located?

Gales Point is in Belize District just a short drive from Belize City. The village itself is located on a long, narrow peninsula that extends two miles into the Southern Lagoon.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Gales Point Village Belize

As long as the weather makes getting in and out of the village passable, almost any time of year is a good time to visit Gales Point. The highlight of the year is when large sea turtles use protected beaches to lay their eggs. Guided tours to see the wildlife in the area, including crocodiles and manatees, can be taken at just about any time of year.

Best Way to Get to Gales Point Village Belize

The easiest way to get to Gales Point is by private boat taxi from Belize City.

A road connects the Coastal Road with the village of Gales Point but it is often in a poor state of repair so only a well-equipped off-road vehicle is recommended.

Best Way to Experience Gales Point Village Belize

Manatee and turtle watching are the primary reasons that most visitors go to Gales Point. Manatees can usually be spotted year-round as they play and frolic in the waters near the village. Enormous numbers of Hawksbill and Loggerhead turtles lay their eggs at nesting beaches near the village once a year. Once you’ve explored nature’s offerings, relax with a drink at the village’s only bar and then sign up for a course at the Creole Drumming School.

Contact us if you have questions or need assistance in planning a vacation to Gales Point Village.


Top Places to Stay in Belize

Belize Tour Companies and Travel Agents

Belize Real Estate Opportunities

April 20, 2018

Marriott Hotels to debut in Belize with a 203-key oceanfront property

ECI Development today announced plans to introduce the Marriott Hotels’ namesake brand to Belize with a project designed for customers...
Read More
April 15, 2018

7 beautifully convincing reasons why Belize should be your next destination

Perched on the eastern coast of Central America, with beautiful Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense lush jungle...
Read More
April 14, 2018

Belize Tourism Arrivals Continue to Set Unprecedented Records

Belize City, Wednesday, 11th April 2018: The latest tourism statistics for the first quarter of 2018 indicate that Belize’s popularity...
Read More
April 14, 2018

Want to go to Belize? What? Sure!

This was the actual conversation that started the journey for this green commercial pilot. Read more:
Read More
April 13, 2018

Four Seasons Announces New Island Resort in Belize

This spring, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island that’s right...
Read More
April 13, 2018

Why is Belize considered a Caribbean country?

Aside from geography as pointed out by Shaun, the more important reason for why we are considered a part of...
Read More
April 11, 2018

Cayo Espanto, Private Island Resort in Belize Offers One Free Day In Paradise

Celebrating 20 years of providing an unforgettable experience for every guest,  Cayo Espanto, the private island resort that has redefined...
Read More
April 11, 2018

10 unforgettable things to do in the “forgotten” district of Toledo, Belize

There are 5 major Maya sites in the Toledo district and many others that remain unexcavated. Read more:
Read More
April 7, 2018

12 Things to Know When You Cruise to Belize

Excited about your cruise to Belize? Well, you should be. Belize cruise port is a growing attraction among cruise-goers with...
Read More
1 2 3 15




Leave a Comment


Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Don't have account. Register

Lost Password


Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better

Get E-mail Updates on Belize!

We will send you the latest information on Belize travel, vacation deals, places to stay, things to see and do and much more to your inbox daily. We promise to send you only the good stuff!

Sign up now and receive FREE information on Belize!

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.