Mountain Pine Ridge National Park Tours, Vacations & Experiences
While ona Belize vacation, you might want to consider a visit to Mountain Pine Ridge National Park, a nature reserve in the Cayo District of southern central Belize that is estimated to cover an area of 430 square kilometres (166 square miles).
While little is known about the early history of the region, historians know that a city was established at Caracol, situated on the borders of the modern reserve dating back to around 1200 BC. Modern times saw the area designated as a national park in October of 1944 in an attempt to control the increasing forestry activity. A fire just five years later nearly destroyed the park and as a result, many new trees had to be planted.
One of Belize’s most heavily visited national parks, it is home to many large mammals including cougars, jaguars, ocelots, white-nosed coatis and Baird’s tapirs. There are also various bird species, however, they are often hard to spot due to the many trees. The area has many white water rivers, cave systems and waterfalls including the Thousand Foot Falls, a national monument in Belize believed to be the highest falls in Central America. Other notable destinations within the park are Barton Creek which hosts a large river cave where numerous Mayan artefacts have been uncovered and Rio On Pools, various small pools connected by waterfalls that provide a great area for swimming and hiking on a Belize vacation.
Belize Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Belize vacations.
Learn about the history and culture of Belize, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Belize's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Belize for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Belize tours today!
Extend Your Trip
After your Belize tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.
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