The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is over 100K acres of pine trees in an otherwise tropical country. If you have a day or two, it’s well worth visiting some of the hidden gems in the area: Caracol Mayan ruins, Big Rock Falls, Rio-On Pools, and Rio Frio Cave.
A vast expanse of boulders and small waterfalls that form pools in which to wade and frolic. But there’s no coverage from the sun, so bring your sunscreen!
A small but fun waterfall that’s great for a swim or just a rest on the rocks.
On our way out of San Ignacio, we visited Rio Frio Cave, Rio-On Pools, and Big Rock Waterfall. We also learned that Google Maps is not so reliable in the backwoods of Belize.
A great launching point to visit nearby Mayan sites and to get lost in the beautiful nature of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. The town of San Ignacio also offers opportunities for souvenir shopping and a growing number of restaurants.