Falls and Mountain Pine Ridge, San Ignacio

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  • Top of the falls from the overlook
    Top of the falls from the overlook
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  • Map of the area at the entrance
    Map of the area at the entrance
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  • Road with car ahead of us
    Road with car ahead of us
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    One Thousand Feet

    by grandmaR Updated Dec 7, 2005

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    This is believed to be the highest waterfall in Central America and is actually over 1,500 ft to the bottom. A viewing platform overlooks the falls. There is a short scenic trail around the escarpment for taking in the valley view. We drove up and had lunch up there. The road is unpaved.

    Top of the falls from the overlook Map of the area at the entrance Steps down to an observation area Road with car ahead of us The whole falls (or as much as will fit)
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    • National/State Park

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    Rio On Pools

    by windsorgirl Written Mar 22, 2005

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    This was our second stop on our daytrip to Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. The waterfall is quite small, only about 5 feet high, but provides an excellent shoulder massage! The pools are a great stop for lunch and a swim.

    Tours to Caracol, also stop here for a refreshing swim after a day at the ruins.

    Rio On Pools
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    Five Sisters Falls

    by windsorgirl Written Mar 22, 2005

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    The last stop on our daytrip to Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, these falls were a welcome spot for swim on a hot day.

    The falls are located on property owned by the Five Sisters Resort, so you will have to pay $1.50US to see them close up. However, if you would rather grab a bite to eat or a cool drink, you can also admire the falls from high above at the resort's outdoor deck.

    Five Sisters Falls
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    • Birdwatching

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    Big Rock Falls

    by windsorgirl Written Mar 22, 2005

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    These waterfalls were stop number 3 on our daytrip to Mountain Pine Ridge Forest. Apparantly the tours no longer travel to 1000 foot falls, patrons found the drive too long and the falls too far away. So, a stop at Big Rock Falls was substituted.

    It is a steep climb down to the water, but well worth it for the great view of the falls. It is also a great place for a swim. The waterfalls are quite high, you can enlarge the photo to see some swimmers at its base.

    Big Rock Falls
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    • Hiking and Walking

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