Mountain Pine Ridge Tour
Pine Ridge Tour Description
The Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, known locally as “Pine Ridge” was established in 1944. It is approximately 270 square miles, that’s over 150,000 acres of protected forest. The Mountain Pine Ridge reserve Tour is a great full-day trip to look at some of Belize’s finest wilderness. It is full of wonderful places to hike, swim and have picnics. During your tour Badly Beacon, the highest point in the country will be noticeable for its treeless hilltop. On this tour of the reserve you will be going to the three best spots.
The tour starts with a drive through the quaint villages of Cristo Rey and San Antonio. Then a short hike through the jungle to the enchanting Rio Frio Cave. After touring the cave, it’s back to the van and off to the breathtaking Rio On Pools. These are some of the nicest swimming holes in the country of Belize. After lunch and a swim the tour will end at Big Rock Falls, where you can dive into a scenic 80 ft high waterfall in a beautiful river valley.
The Rio Frio Cave
-This cave is considered one of the best caving systems in Belize. It is one of the top attractions within the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. At both ends of the Rio Frio Cave stands 65 feet tall opening, and has a length of around a quarter mile. Explore the many natural fresh-water pools, waterfalls and stalactite formations found inside the cave.
The Rio On Pools
A series of small waterfalls connecting pools that the river has carved out of granite boulders. The pools are refreshing for a dip and the smooth slabs of granite are perfect for stretching out on to dry off. It’s a remote location but a popular spot for tourists on their way back from Caracol. Locals also visit the area on long weekends.
Big Rock Falls
This waterfall was carved from some of the oldest rocks found in Central America. Standing 150-foot tall with a pool at its base. This waterfall is the most photograph falls in all Belize. Big Rock is a hidden gem, suits both adrenaline-junkies (diving from the cliff), or relaxation lovers (wading or lying on the rocks).
– The Mayan Ruins is also near the area, Its a tour that is normally done separately.