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Wonderful Waterfall at Billy Barquedier National Park
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Best hike in Southern Belize- Antelope Falls in Bocawina National Park

Wonderful Waterfall at Billy Barquedier National Park

Belize boasts loads of beautiful waterfalls.  Some are easy to reach, some are seldom seen because they’re so remote.  Some are quiet and gentle, some roar down their rock face, some change their appearance drastically from season to season.  I like a waterfall that requires a bit of effort to reach (so it feels like you’ve earned it when you get there) and has a natural pool at its base- and it should, of course, be rimmed with lush and pristine forest.  The waterfall at Billy Barquedier Park,…

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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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