National Parks of the Bahamas

The National Parks of the Bahamas are truly impressive, with incredible landscapes and lush flora and fauna. These places host an underwater realm of crystal-clear waters and fascinating tropical habitats. Regulated by the Government of the Bahamas (Commonwealth of The Bahamas), these protected areas preserve the biodiversity of the Caribbean country.

The Bahamas, with a land area of 13,880 km², is formed by an archipelago of seven hundred islands and cays, located in the western Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida. The largest island is Andros, covering approximately 43% of the country’s total area, with 5,957 km². It is situated about 230 km southeast of Florida, United States, and an area in the Atlantic Ocean covering approximately 654,715 km².

In the country, there are several parks for habitat conservation, such as the Blue Holes National Park, which is one of the most visited each year due to its incredible blue holes, natural geological formations that leave no one indifferent. To the northwest, you will find the Bimini Islands, while to the north is the island of Grand Bahama, where the second-largest city in the country, Freeport, is located. To the east of Grand Bahama is the island of Great Abaco, where you can visit the Abaco National Park with its wide variety of species, such as the Bahama Parrot, and its water activities.

Another park we recommend in the Bahamas is the Fowl Cays National Park, with multiple well-preserved coral reefs and a great marine fauna composed of sharks, rays, turtles, and countless fish that inhabit its waters. You can also visit the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park southeast of Nassau or explore the second-largest island, Great Inagua, located in the southern part, or visit the Iguana National Park to discover its mangroves and tropical forests.

These parks are home to native plants that bloom in their natural splendor.

List of National Parks

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