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Exploring the Belize National Park That’s Off The Radar

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Map of Mayflower Bocawina National Park
The Mayflower Bocawina National Park was established in 2001. The park consolidated the Commerce Bight and Silk Grass Forest Reserves, a section of the Sittee River Forest Reserve and also include the Three Sister and Bocawina Falls. The Mayflower Bocawina National Park is co-managed by local stakeholders, Friends of Mayflower Bocawina (FOMFB), the Forest Department and the Institute of Archaeology .

Situated on the border of the northeastern part of the Maya Mountains, this pristine Belize National Park offers untouched natural beauty. The park has many unexcavated Mayan mounds and many unexplored Mayan sites to discover. 

Visiting the Mayflower Bocawina National Park

The road to the Mayflower Bocawina National park is located at mile six of the Southern Highway, south from the Hummingbird Highway. Opening hours for the park are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and the entrance fee is $10 BZ ($5 US) per person or $2 BZ for Belize residents.​ For more information, you can contact Friends of Mayflower Bocawina .

Entrance to the Mayflower Bocawina Park
Entrance to the park

Hiking Trails in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park

From the main parking area, a map board marks the hiking trails and location of the waterfalls. There are three different trails radiating from the plaza area.  A vast diversity of flora and fauna can be seen along the park’s several miles of hiking trails. 

Antelope Trail
Antelope Trail 

Discovering the Parks Waterfalls

The Mayflower Bocawina National Park has several waterfalls to discover. On the hike up Bocawina Hill Trail, you will discover the lower and upper Bocawina Falls. A hike to the upper falls can be rewarded with a cool pool at the base 50-foot waterfall. For the more adventurous hiker, a rigorous hike to Antelope Falls reveals a 100-foot waterfall with an incredible view from the bluff all the way to the sea. 

Other Activities in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park

Are you planning on visiting the Mayflower Bocawina National Park this summer?

For a limited time only we are offering a Belize Summer Special Trip for $750 USD per person. The trip includes a 4 night stay at the Bocawina Rainforest Resort , located in the middle of the world-class national park.  You will end your trip with 2 nights of pampering at the beautiful Jaguar Reef Beach Resort and Spa in Hopkins. 

For more information on this trip or the Mayflower Bocawina National Park, please call 1.800.667.1630 or email info@islandexpeditions.com