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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

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Address: 24 km (15 mi) southeast of San Ignacio | Western Belize, Belize
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Rio On Pool, Rio Frio Cave and Caracol Maya Ruin Tour
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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio
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Horseback Riding and Waterfall Tour from San Ignacio

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Worth the bumpy ride

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... read more

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Amsterdam
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 fall however is great! Beautiful fall and amazing to swing in and jump off the... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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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 nature and culture! of the area.

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Thank Nita W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 locations so if you're into "off the beaten path" definitely check out those two areas.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

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

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Thank Samsmom1103
Belize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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

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Thank nevelo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 way except for big rock falls. For this one just take the road to Gaia... More 

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Sonora, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

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reading, pa, usa
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

This would have been a great place to visit before the pine beetles ate all the trees. But there are some great hotels in the area, and wonderful swimming in the rivers.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Our wonderful guide, Ralph, showed us the most magnificent waterfalls, hiking trail, Maya ruins and caves.

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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

The road is very poor (after a rain we wondered if we might get stuck in mud in a couple spots) and the scenery is unimpressive. I read a couple reviews comparing it to the southern Appalachians but I think that is too generous. There are some good sites within the MPR (e.g. Rio On Pools and Rio Frio Cave)... More 

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