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With over  7000 acres

of preserved low and highlands, the Mayflower Bocawina National Park is one of the best choices for leisure or adventurous explorations

MBNP

The National Park...

MBNP

MBNP was established in the 2001, initially with a focus on the Mayflower Archaeological Site.  Its purpose was expanded to encompass its natural resources including its ecosystem, biodiversity, flora and fauna and its scenic physical attributes. 

Willdlife

What can be seen...

WILDLIFE

The national park offers excellent wildlife observation and birding opportunities. With such the faunal diversity is high and it can be characterized by the diverse fauna that inhabit the national park.

Activities

Things to do...

MBNP

Along with birdwatching and camping for those wishing to visit overnight, MBNP has four hiking trails and several waterfalls known as the Three Sisters Waterfalls.

Fauna

PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE

The national park offers excellent wildlife observation and birding opportunities as the faunal diversity is high. The MBNP forms part of the Maya Mountain Massif –an area of crucial importance to wildlife conservation, supporting the largest population of jaguars within Belize

Flora

PROTECTION OF FLORA

A Rapid Environmental Assessment was conducted within the MBNP and a total of 228 plant species were identified. However, this number is not exhaustive as many more plants, especially herbs remain to be recorded. But at least, some of the more dominant tree species can be expected to have been identified

Watershed

PROTECTING WATERSHEDS OF FRESHWATER CREEK AND NORTH STANN CREEK

Watersheds play an important role in the formation of biological corridors, survival of endangered species, and help determine the health of the barrier reef. Within the MBNP there are tributaries that form part of the Freshwater Creek, North Stann Creek, and Sittee River.

Forest

LIMIT DEFORESTATION FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES

There is evidence of illegal logging taking place in the park. Therefore, the park rangers are the frontline in terms of surveillance and security and as such their primary duty is to maintain a presence at the park and conduct patrols to detect possible encroachment, deforestation, illegal agriculture, logging, and to monitor fires.

Community

PROVIDE INCOME-GENERATING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH ECOTOURISM FOR BUFFER COMMUNITIES

MBEDG engages the community in economic activities when possible and provides workshops and training exercises for residents to support capacity building. The park also provides employment to community members as Park Rangers and Park Manager.

Preserve

PRESERVATION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

This goal is pursued through activities such as reducing the direct pressures on biodiversity by promoting sustainable use of the buffer area, enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services, safeguarding the ecosystems, species, and genetic diversity.

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  • star rating  I enjoyed my visit to Mayflower. Park staff was welcoming and helpful. The hiking to Antelope and New Waterfall was rewarding. The view from the top of... read more

    BackRoadBruce
    February 16, 2022

    star rating  We drove from Hopkins to the park and walked up the trail to lower Bocawina falls for a swim. It was a decent walk, not strenuous at all. ... read more

    avatar thumb joshuar682
    July 13, 2016

    star rating  First off, it is a long uphill hike. Bring good shoes and be prepared to climb steep parts at certain times. We did as a family with a 15, 13,... read more

    avatar thumb Mottin1055
    April 3, 2018

    star rating  We had so much fun here. The hike to antelope falls is well worth it! The Wild Fig restaurant was great and affordable. The manicured grounds of the resort are... read more

    NousWorldTravel
    June 30, 2019
  • star rating  My wife and I had an incredible time here hiking the trails and hanging by the falls. There is plenty of things to see on your adventures here.

    avatar thumb HanktheTankCDN
    June 16, 2018

    star rating  Not sure if I was going to make it to the top . Quite a climb. It was worth the struggle . great pool very pretty. water a little... read more

    Joe H
    August 24, 2019

    star rating  The swimming Hole and scenery were worth the hike. Beautiful waterfall and birds eye view of the surrounding area

    johnrK836CK
    November 30, 2019

    star rating  Great day with vigorous hike through the Belize Rainforest including waterfall rappelling and zip lining with two very hospitable and super experienced tour guides. We highly recommend Roberto... read more

    avatar thumb RichUofMichigan
    January 2, 2019
  • star rating  Wonderful hike to and through (unexcavated) Mayan ruins took us through dense and beautiful tropical forest where we saw all kinds of flora, termite mounds, toucans... I wore long plants... read more

    E8702QDtoms
    February 16, 2023

    star rating  We loved our visit, which was too short! We started at the small Visitor Center where we met Israel - a knowledgeable, interesting, and dedicated park ranger who has been... read more

    avatar thumb Pranavati
    February 25, 2019

    star rating  I suspect you could spend a couple of days exploring the park, but if you can't and you are up for the challenge, I recommend Antelope Falls. From the Visitor's... read more

    Miles C
    November 1, 2018

    star rating  The Bocawina National Park is a beautiful place with many natural wonders. The rangers are friendly and the price of visiting is more than reasonable. Since it is... read more

    146GinaP
    June 1, 2022
  • star rating  The Mayflower Bocawina park is an amazing and accessible preserve. Hiking trails range from mild to hardcore with river and jungle views, water falls, Mayan ruins and incredible flora and... read more

    V8287GQalexp
    March 17, 2020

    star rating  We drove from Hopkins to the park and walked up the trail to lower Bocawina falls for a swim. It was a decent walk, not strenuous at all. ... read more

    avatar thumb Joshua R
    July 13, 2016

    star rating  Visited for the day and absolutely loved this park. Did the hike to Antelope Falls with great views towards the Caribbean. Tough, steep but not long. Went towards the Bocawina... read more

    avatar thumb MichaelBurm
    January 31, 2019

    star rating  Unlike my first zip line experience in Alaska, this one put me more in control because I got to brake myself. I also enjoyed the hiking in between rather than... read more

    avatar thumb Robin W
    March 8, 2019
  • star rating  We spent a whole day here hiking and exploring. Just ask the guys at the front desk, they can provide you with helpful information and suggestions. If you're in shape... read more

    adkwilderness
    December 7, 2019

    star rating  It’s a good hike up to the top of Antelope Falls but very well worth it. The first reward is a swim in the natural “pool”. So clean and refreshing.... read more

    avatar thumb Susan S
    November 29, 2018

    star rating  If you love nature and an adrenaline rush this is the place to go to. A bit of hiking is required but not much, you will first get a crash... read more

    avatar thumb Mayra D
    May 6, 2018

    star rating  Easy to get to from Hopkins and you don't need a tour guide. Just get a ride there or drive yourself and you can do hikes and swims and see... read more

    kf648
    March 15, 2020