Tag - waterfall

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Cockscomb Basin Forest and Jaguar Reserve- with Kids
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Best hike in Southern Belize- Antelope Falls in Bocawina National Park
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Horseback Riding and a Waterfall- Day Trip from Placencia

Cockscomb Basin Forest and Jaguar Reserve- with Kids

Cockscomb Nature Reserve is located in the Stann Creek district of Belize, in the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountain range. About 150 square miles of protected area was established in 1986 as the world’s only Jaguar sanctuary. Extensive trails, river tubing, and a small but informative welcome center all add to the natural beauty that abounds in this robust rain forest reserve.

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Best hike in Southern Belize- Antelope Falls in Bocawina National Park

About an hour drive from Placencia Village, off the Southern Highway past Hopkins, is Mayflower Bocawina National Park.  Many visitors come to the park on adventure tours for Zip Lining or Waterfall Rappelling (remember I wrote about the rappelling here?) but if you’re looking for a nearly free, self-guided day trip I recommend one of the beautiful hikes here.  Don’t be afraid to get a little hot and dirty.  Pay the park fee ($10 bzd for foreign guests, $2 for local visitors), bring a picnic lunch and extra…

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Horseback Riding and a Waterfall- Day Trip from Placencia

If you can pull yourself away from the beaches and bars for a day you might want to take an excursion up the peninsula because there are some beautiful sights to see on the mainland. We took a horseback riding and waterfall excursion one day with a Canadian couple and a guide who had spent half his life living in California but had returned home to Belize a few years ago.  We took a short van ride inland (maybe 45 minutes) to a private ranch owned by relatives…

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