North America

National Parks in The Bahamas

The GANP is here to help you discover, explore, and learn more about the national parks in The Bahamas and why we need to protect them.

Abaco National Park

Abaco National Park is a tropical gem of the Bahamas protecting a variety of endogenous species, particularly the Bahama or Abaco Parrot.

North America / The Bahamas

FAQs about the Bahamas National Parks

How many National Parks are in the Bahamas?

There are 14 national parks, 2 land and sea parks, and one pair of marine parks.

What is the largest national park in the Bahamas?

Inagua National Park is the largest national park in the Bahamas. It covers an area of 343.63 square miles (890 sq km). 

What is the smallest national park in the Bahamas?

Peterson Cay National Park is the smallest national park in the Bahamas. It covers an area of only 1.5 acres (0.6 ha).

What was the first national park in Panama?

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park was the first national park created in the Bahamas.  It was established in 1959, and it was the first land and sea park in the western hemisphere.

What percentage of Panama is protected land?

Approximately 20,312.5 square miles (52,609 sq km) of the Bahamas are officially protected accounting for about 10% of the Bahamas landmass.


The country is officially known as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas.  The Bahamas boundaries including both land and sea account for 180,000 square miles (470,000 sq km).  They are a series of islands stretching out over 500 miles (800 km).

There are approximately 700 islands and cats located throughout the Bahamas.  The total land area of the Bahamas is 3,860 square miles (10,010 sq km).  Only 30 of the islands have people living on them, which means the majority of the islands are uninhabited.

Where are the Bahamas?

The Bahamas are located in the Atlantic Ocean where they sit southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba, and northwest of Puerto Rico.

Bahamas Attractions

There are many famous hotels and casinos located in Nassau and Paradise Island. Andros Island is the largest landmass in the Bahamas and provides access to the barrier reef which is the third-largest reef in the world.