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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

24 km southeast of San Ignacio | Western Belize, Belize
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Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch
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“big rock falls” (14 reviews)
“rio frio cave” (13 reviews)
“visited rio” (2 reviews)
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24 km southeast of San Ignacio | Western Belize, Belize
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"big rock falls"
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"rio frio cave"
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"visited rio"
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"higher elevation"
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"pools"
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"scenery"
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"rocks"
in 8 reviews
"nature"
in 7 reviews
"swim"
in 11 reviews
"jungle"
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"caves"
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"belize"
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"1000ft"
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"culture"
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The MPR area has a wide array of different activities such as walking/trekking as well as swimming in its many creeks/streams and birding. The remote Baldy Beacon area with its higher elevation is a favourite area for its numerous streams and abandoned logging trails. With...More

Thank rodolfo j
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Rio Frio Cave, Rio Frio Pools, and Big Rock Falls. The highlight of the day was stoping at First Stop and having a breakfast burrito. It’s after you turn at San Antonio and wonder if your going to right way cause Belize is...More

Thank Lil872
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We visited 6 different waterfalls and they were all pristine and worth the effort. Some, are very accessible such as Big Rock and Rio On Pools, others don't even have a name and are definitely off the beaten path. With a new road being built,...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Yes, from San Ignacio it is a long bumpy road but it is do-able. Rent a 4x4 and drive yourself, you can do it! We were here in the wet season so not a lot of water: 1000ft fall not worth the visit. Big rock...More

Thank jeannettebloem
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We enjoyed our day in this reserve very much. There's adventure around every corner and that includes the road as well as the scenery! I took a lot of photos but also "snap shots" in my mind forever too. You get a real feel of...More

1  Thank Nita W
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We took a tour of the jungle on a Polaris through this reserve. We ended up at Sapodilla Waterfall we had a nice picnic and a swim. On the way we stopped at a cavern which was beautiful. We were the only people at both...More

Thank Denise D
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautiful views. We drove through the reserve on our way to Caracol, Rio Frio Cave and Rio on Pools.

Thank Samsmom1103
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

good roads and bad roads Mountain Pine Ridge. A place to take some beautiful views and nature. You will definitely need a SUV and preferably a 4 wheel drive vehicle

Thank nevelo
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We rented a 4x4 car in San Ignacio (Matus car rental) instead of doing a guided tour. The park was easy to find and you don't have to pay any entrance fee but just register at the gate. There are signs everywhere to show the...More

3  Thank Megmoose1
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a very different area than the rest of Belize and is worth the visit to the area. For Bird Watchers this is the only area in Belize you will see...yes...Acorn Woodpeckers.

Thank sandygreenberg
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ManishaCamberley
9 February 2018|
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Response from Markiezy |
Yes you can access the waterfall and caves on your own. You'll need a 4WD to drive up there. You can get a guide map of the reserve where it tells you where the caves/pools are. Google maps is also your friend you can map... More
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Response from Samsmom1103 | Reviewed this property |
Just went back through my pictures and found the sign for one of the zip line companies near the ridge - Calico Jack's.
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