The Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary comprises a myriad of ecosystems, including rainforests, lagoons, and grasslands found nowhere else in Belize and hosting an incredible variety of flora and fauna. The richness of its native and migratory bird species makes it an excellent destination for birdwatching.
During the dry season, hike through lush seasonal grasslands to see the great jabiru stork, roseate spoonbill, or any of the other 150 bird species that call Aguacaliente home. During the rainy season, take a canoe through the lagoons to see four-foot tarpon and flowering orchids.
From Punta Gorda , take the Southern Highway North until the turnoff to Laguna Village  (approximately 10 miles, to just before the Toledo Forest Deptartment Machaca Station), then turn left and travel about three miles into Laguna; bear right and look for the Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary.
The suggested donation is US$5 per person, payable in neighboring Laguna Village; visitors must sign in by the church. Complimentary use of dories is included.