Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Cayo

4.3
#10 of 21 in Nature in Cayo
The smell of pine trees in the air and the sounds of wild animals, murmuring creeks, and rivers make Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve an enchanting destination for outdoor activities. You can ride a horse, drive a car, or hike along muddy trails through the green, mountainous scenery. The largest complex of Mayan ruins in Belize, located within the reserve, attracts visitors for its beauty and mysticism. Check out the Rio Frio cave and dip in the crystal clear mountain water at the base of Big Rock Falls. You can arrange a guided tour at the park. Put Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve into our Cayo online tour builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The MPR area has a wide array of different activities such as walking/trekking as well as swimming in its many creeks/streams and birding. The remote Baldy Beacon area with its higher elevation is a f...  more »
  • We visited Rio Frio Cave, Rio Frio Pools, and Big Rock Falls. The highlight of the day was stoping at First Stop and having a breakfast burrito. It’s after you turn at San Antonio and wonder if your g...  more »
  • Very surprising this great forest of pine trees in the middle of the jungle. A southern atmosphere of France, with a stunning nature. There are several caves to visit and you can swim in the River at different points on your way. Take a guide it's safer, and it will bring you directly to the points to visit. Otherwise you may take you so the forest is large. To get there it takes 1 h 30 drive on paths of Bush
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  • With a tour guide, this place is great. We went here specifically for bird watching and were able to see approximately 70 species of birds. It such a big place that you definitely need a vehicle to drive around. The roads are just as interesting as the rest of the place! There are sweeping vistas, dense forests, and a lot of wildlife. If you are looking for a day away from everything, this is a great locale!
  • A huge forest with stunning scenery, many attractions and free entry. I visited one of the more accessible areas, the Rio on Pools - easy to park and not very crowded. Opportunity to swim in a waterfall after a short, steep downhill walk. Note that roads leading to forest are bumpy and you will have to go slow, took a very long time to get from main roads to forest -- 4 wheel drive highly recommended. You will also be stopped on the way to have your license plate recorded.
  • Mounatain Pine Ridge is a lovely place very romantic nd eco friendly. It has a great jewel to show off. Once u there u wont want to leave. Must visit
  • Pine Ridge Lodge is a lovely place to stay! Unique place with impeccable service.
  • Its an amazing place. The Big Rock falls was amazing.
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