Falls and Mountain Pine Ridge, San Ignacio

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    Top of the falls from the overlook
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    Map of the area at the entrance
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    One Thousand Feet

    by grandmaR Updated Dec 7, 2005

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    Top of the falls from the overlook
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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.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
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    Rio On Pools

    by windsorgirl Written Mar 22, 2005

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    Rio On Pools

    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.

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    Five Sisters Falls

    by windsorgirl Written Mar 22, 2005

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    Five Sisters Falls

    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.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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    Big Rock Falls

    by windsorgirl Written Mar 22, 2005

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    Big Rock Falls

    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.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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