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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

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Address: 24 km (15 mi) southeast of San Ignacio | Western Belize, Belize
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US$115.00*
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Rio On Pool, Rio Frio Cave and Caracol Maya Ruin Tour
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US$95.00*
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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio
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US$119.99*
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Caracol Day Trip from San Ignacio

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Beautiful views. We drove through the reserve on our way to Caracol, Rio Frio Cave and Rio on Pools.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Zionsville, Indiana
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Zionsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautiful views. We drove through the reserve on our way to Caracol, Rio Frio Cave and Rio on Pools.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

good roads and bad roads Mountain Pine Ridge. A place to take some beautiful views and nature. You will definitely need a SUV and preferably a 4 wheel drive vehicle

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We rented a 4x4 car in San Ignacio (Matus car rental) instead of doing a guided tour. The park was easy to find and you don't have to pay any entrance fee but just register at the gate. There are signs everywhere to show the way except for big rock falls. For this one just take the road to Gaia... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a very different area than the rest of Belize and is worth the visit to the area. For Bird Watchers this is the only area in Belize you will see...yes...Acorn Woodpeckers.

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reading, pa, usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This would have been a great place to visit before the pine beetles ate all the trees. But there are some great hotels in the area, and wonderful swimming in the rivers.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Our wonderful guide, Ralph, showed us the most magnificent waterfalls, hiking trail, Maya ruins and caves.

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San Francisco, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The road is very poor (after a rain we wondered if we might get stuck in mud in a couple spots) and the scenery is unimpressive. I read a couple reviews comparing it to the southern Appalachians but I think that is too generous. There are some good sites within the MPR (e.g. Rio On Pools and Rio Frio Cave)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Many sites to enjoy over 2 or so days - waterfalls, swimming ponds, caves, there's real variety here for soft adventuring. Even mountain biking on Bronson Trail. Best enjoyed with a good guide.

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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

The Mountain Pine Ridge is located in the Cayo District and is the one of the most visited reserve.The Mountain Pine Ridge has a impressive range of mountains and hills.The different areas visited is Caracol,which is known to be the largest Maya site in Belize .Rio Frio Cave that has a large entrance that lead you into huge vault.Rio Hon... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Don't miss 1,000 foot falls on your way to/from Caracol, worth the extra minutes. You can picnic at some of these places, but none is yet ready for overnight camping. Many hikes are available to creeks roaring in rainy season, peaceful in dry season.

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