Waterfall Excursions

by McNab Editorial Team

Here’s a list of the top waterfalls in Belize!

Of course, nowhere in Belize are waterfalls more pristine and dramatic as in the Maya Mountain region. Here, the underground rivers push their way to the mountain tops then descend, carving their way down over bluffs and ridges before scaping over the esarpment.

THOUSAND FOOT FALLS– MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE FOREST RESERVE

INTENSITY: EASY

Located in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, this is the tallest waterfall not only in Belize but in all of Central America. This natural watery heaven is a splendor to watch as a cascade of water plummets 1,600 ft into pristine natural pools below. Beautiful green pine forest surrounds this majestic waterfall, offering a spectacular panoramic view of the Mountain Pine Ridge valley. Thus, this waterfall is one of the easiest to enjoy as you can set your sights on it from an accessible viewpoint.

Thousand foot falls

WATERFALL RAPPELLING -MAYFLOWER BOCAWINA NATIONAL PARK

INTENSITY: ADVANCED

Covering 7000 acres of pristine tropical rainforest, Mayflower Bocawina National Park is the perfect playground for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Those looking for a challenge, start the journey with a hike along a jungle trail 1000 ft up to the top of Antelope Falls. After that, take a minute to catch your breath and enjoy the breathtaking views of Belize’s lush rainforest. You can spend some time cooling off in the emerald pools at the top of the falls before making your exhilarating descent. Accompanied by a licensed guide, you’ll descend 250 ft over two rappels. The hiking and waterfall rappelling is completed within half a day, but you are sure to get your adventures worth.

Waterfall Rappelling

BLACK ROCK FALLS – MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE FOREST RESERVE

INTENSITY: MODERATE

Located in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, this picturesque waterfall is one of a few waterfalls in the area worth visiting for a swim. Getting right to the base of this 150-foot waterfall requires a 15 to 20-minute hike, which is marginally steep, making it a less-trafficked waterfall. Nevertheless, visiting this striking waterfall will be well worth it, especially when you have a good chance of having it all to yourself!

Black Rock Falls

Butterfly Falls- Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Intensity: Moderate

This unique waterfall is located in the private property of Hidden Valley Inn. An 80 ft single drop waterfall that ends in a beautiful pool surrounded by a rock face and flora. Indeed, the best way to experience this waterfall is to book a stay with the Hidden Valley Inn. Start the journey by going on an intense 30-minute hike to get to the falls. Also, the perfect time to be at the falls is around 9-11:30 a.m. This is to see the beautiful blue morpho butterflies that flutter in this paradise. Finally, take a dip in the clear relaxing pool.

Butterfly falls

Written by: CC+L editorial team

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