Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely forest reserve in the Cayo district with plenty to see and do for a long day-tour. We visited Caracol, Rio on Pools and Big Rock Falls. The road conditions are appalling so either have a 4WD with experience off-reading or just hire a guide. No, there is not ambiguity around that.
Written June 22, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Neil and his lovely wife made out stay at this cozy resort well worth it. The meals that he put together were amazing. I've traveled the world and he has some amazing pizza as well as the shrimp ceviche. The cottage we rented was also amazing....more than enough space for my family. This is a must book if you're in the area.
Written May 27, 2021
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Mountain Pine Ridge – untapped, uncrowded and natural beautiful. Getting to mountain pine ridge is not the easiest, but once there the drive becomes all worth it. You get to enjoy nature in all its splendour as your surrounded by lush pine forest. It’s a nature lovers paradise. Your day is consumed by going on nature hikes, birding and chasing waterfalls
Written August 20, 2020
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Sandi F
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Loved the waterfalls, swimming in the rivers and exploring. Do note the the road to 1000 foot falls is +++++ bad and needs 4x4 and is really difficult to drive on. Don't try it in the rain. The Rio Frio cave is huge and needs a flashlight for exploring other than your phone. Whoops! A wonderful full day of exploring and adventure here in this park!
Written April 18, 2024
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H0nya
Prague, Czech Republic
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We managed to invent our own hike which was incredibly scenic and fun. It is ca 13km and can be done if water in the river is not high.
You start and Blancaneaux lodge (leave your car there) and you walk their (well sign posted) trail up to Big Rocks waterfall. The falls are fine (especially if you are there alone so cam take and nude swim;) but the fun begins afterwards. You carry on down the river (jumping on the rocks) until your reach a wonderful confluence (imho much more scenic then Big Rock). You continue further down stream (having plenty op for a private dips) until you reach another luxurious lodge called Gaia. From Big Falls ca 4km. You hike up to the lodge for a well deserved (albeit overpriced) beer. From there you walk back on the main road until you reach Blancaneaux airstrip where you turn right to your parking spot. All together it took us ca 3-4hrs (depending how much you spent in the water and the last lodge enjoying the most incredible views I have ever seen).
Written April 9, 2015
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Pathfinder21341
san antonio, texas City, State
4.0 of 5 bubbles
i spent a day here in early august.i went to belize for the big 50,and booked this tour the day before at evas.five of us rode in an izusu trooper on the cristo rey road out of santa elena.our guide was named rennie and jill from fia. and two sisters from ireland was the group. the drive took an hour thru some pretty country before passing thru the village of san antonio. at the gate to pine ridge are some pine trees, so changes are happening! the road continues uphill with the air cooler as we move along. the pine trees we see have been destroyed by the pine bark beetle, so it is sad to see dead mature trees. the village of augustine is former headquarters of loggers and home to a few folks. we saw horses in this village also. so we drive on to the rio frio cave. first we hike a mile long trail that identified plants and trees. the cave was a huge room with the river flowing thru it.next was the rio on pools and lunch. this was a swimming spot with slippery rocks! postcard scenery for sure. next up was big rock falls,another swim stop full of natural beauty.next was five sisters falls where we took a break. this was our last stop, so we drove back to san ignacio. it was well worth it, the guide very good with great company to boot. this day will be one i remember always!
Written September 7, 2004
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DrFeelAwesome
San Ignacio, Belize
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
Why this isn't the number 1 attraction in the country, I don't know. MPR is one of our favourite excursions to do, and multiple times a week isn't unheard of. While MPR is a reserve, it has many different things to do in it. Best of all, it's free!

Rio Frio Cave is an opened ended cave around 200 to 300 meters long, and it's very impressive. You'll find yourself thinking that it was made for cool pictures. There is a stream flowing through it, and many nature trails around it too. Great way to start MPR.

Caracol is a Mayan ruin, and it's the biggest one in Belize. It's at the southern most edge of MPR. It's not very excavated so you feel like you're in a jungle on a ruin. It has a huge pyramid, that has little pyramids on the top of it. You'll get winded climbing it. You'll probably see some monkeys in Caracol.

Rio On Pools is amazing. It starts with a tiny waterfall that's perfect for laying under for a natural massage. Then, it's granite pool after granite pool after granite pool, with cascades in between for a quarter mile. Great to relax at and get some sun, and to have a picnic.

Big Rocks Falls is the coolest easy to access waterfall in Belize! You can cliff dive mere feet from the waterfall. Very picturesque, and you'll love the hike down to it. There are a couple of pools you can swim in there.

All in all, MPR is the best excursion in Belize.
Written January 14, 2011
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rodolfo j
San Ignacio, Belize
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
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, this place will become a huge draw to people from all over the world who want a unique outdoor adventure.
Written October 18, 2017
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Megmoose1
Lisbon, Portugal
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
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 resort on the right and you'll find it.
For Caracol you need to be at the end of the road by 9.30 am to get an mandatory escort to the cite.
The 4 wheel drive was really necessary as the roads are washed out and muddy.
We liked rio frio cave and rio on the pools the best (great for a swim but watch out for little leeches).
Written September 1, 2016
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cparker24
Rimbey, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
It has been 3 years since we last saw Mountain Pine. The new trees are growing nicely in the area that was burnt by the forest fire. A few burnt stumps that are still visible are getting covered in new growth and in a few years probably won't even be visible.
This reserve has so much to offer, whether it be birding, visiting the waterfalls or our favorite riding horseback the miles of trails. You could never get bored and a day seems to fly by. Once away from the roads you never see a soul. I know some might want the road improved but leaving it the way it is curtails overuse and besides foot traffic cause less destruction. You just can't appreciate the nature from the inside of a vehicle.
Written March 30, 2015
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