Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
Mountain Pine Ridge Belize
The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is the oldest of Belize’s natural parks and encompasses a spectacular range of rolling hills, peaks, and gorges formed from some of the oldest rocks in Central America.
The forest reserve is comprised of 300 square miles of unpaved roads and nature trails. The top attractions in the Mountain Pine Ridge area are Rio on Pools, Big Rock Waterfalls, Rio Frio Cave and the one thousand foot fall.
Highlights of The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
Big Rock Falls
Big Rock Falls is one of the most beautiful and wonderful waterfalls in the Mountain Pine Ridge. An easy climb over the granite boulders along the banks of the Privassion brings you to the base of the waterfall. The tremendous view of water rushing over the huge 150-ft rock formations and plummeting into the deep perfectly round pool at its base provides a rush of excitement. About ten to fifteen minutes later, the Privassion River comes into view and the sound of Big Rock Falls echoes through the valley.
Rio on Pools
Rio on Pools is a continuous series of pools formed by large granite boulders that interconnect by small waterfalls making it perfect for a refreshing swim on a hot day. This enchanting waterfall has been rated as a popular waterfall to visit in Belize.
Many travelers who visit Caracol Maya Temples in the Chiquibul Nature Reserve stop at this spectacular waterfall for a swim.
Thousand Foot Fall
The thousand foot fall is the highest of all the waterfalls in Belize and Central America. This fall is 1600 ft tall and falls over a steep cliff where it is submerged into densely forested depths. It is a grand waterfall and an attraction worth seeing. If you are the adventurous type you can hike down the mountainside and end such challenge with a cool and refreshing swim on the deep pool at the base of the waterfall.
Note: The 1000 Foot Fall Tour is available depending on the weather and road condition.
Rio Frio Cave
The Rio Frio Cave is one of the most remarkable attractions in the Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Reserve.
Everything is gigantic in this cave! When you enter, you will see huge stalactites hanging from the massive cathedral-like vault which was part of a cave system that the Maya used to bury their dead.
Room size boulders are strewn throughout the cave and a stream flows through forming pools with cascading falls
The Mountain Pine Ridge tour can combined with Caracol Mayan Ruins and departs from Cahal Pech Village Resort in the early morning and is inclusive of transportation, guide, park entrance fees and lunch.[/half]
Mountain Pine Ridge Tour Details
Departure: 8:00 am from Cahal Pech Village Resort
Duration: Mountain Pine Ridge Tour is a full day tour
Habitat at Mountain Pine Ridge: sub-tropical pine forest
Difficulty of the tour: Medium
Dress code for the tour: Light clothing, adequate footwear
What to bring along: Camera, bug spray, sunscreen, and water
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