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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


The National Park...


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. 


What can be seen...


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.


Things to do...


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.



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



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



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.



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.



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.



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  We were really excited about going to Bocawina and hiking through the jungle. It didn't surprise us that the lodge would be a bit pricy. However,we were shocked... read more

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    January 31, 2017

    star rating  The hike to Antelope Falls is a wonderful adventure. The hike is 1000 feet up. The first third of the hike is relatively flat, the next third is stairs and... read more

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    April 21, 2018

    star rating  We booked this tour through our resort and my husband who wasn't big on the idea of zip lining was pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was! We had... read more

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    August 24, 2018

    star rating  Clean, not busy at all. Hiking in the jungles. Don't worry about Jaguars as they mostly hunt at night and the Howler monkeys will warn you. Did not Zip line,... read more

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    January 22, 2018
  • 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

    February 16, 2022

    star rating  The hike to the waterfall starts easy but gradually gets strenuous, the last 30min feels like its straight up hill. The pools at the very top are crystal clear and... read more

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    April 11, 2019

    star rating  I spent three nights at Bocawina as part of a group tour. The grounds of the National Park are gorgeous, the cabins are comfortable despite the absence of air-conditioning, and... read more

    avatar thumb Janet D
    April 8, 2018

    star rating  If you're willing to push hard, you will be rewarded! This is a STEEP trail that climbs pretty much parallel to a waterfall. you end up at a very pretty... read more

    avatar thumb Charles L
    March 11, 2018
  • 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

    December 7, 2019

    star rating  Nice little park! The rangers are very helpful and informative and helped us decide what to do with our time there. Several of us did the hike up to Antelope... read more

    Jeff S
    June 22, 2023

    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

    February 16, 2023

    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  Had a few hours as I was driving back to Belmopan. So I stopped in for a bite at the resort. Then I just walked around a bit taking in... read more

    avatar thumb TravelQ6492QE
    August 20, 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  I have hammock camped on this property now twice in three years. They keep doing more and more to this park and I love it! Upon arrival we were given... read more

    January 23, 2020

    star rating  Heard a lot about this venue and was glad for the opportunity to visit. This natural beauty is one of Mother Nature's best kept secret. If you are a nature... read more

    avatar thumb chamor2547
    August 16, 2018
  • star rating  My girlfriend Amy and I went ziplining at Bocawina National Park on Sturday the 28th of December. Our guides Victor and Tony were great! It was our fist time ziplining... read more

    January 1, 2020

    star rating  The environment is welcoming. We came here on a retreat and ended up having the treat of a lifetime. The staff is extremely helpful. The ziplining experience was awesome. The... read more

    avatar thumb KaydeeBZ
    August 24, 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

    June 1, 2022

    star rating  The forest here is still untouched and beautiful. The resort is clean and the staff are excellent. The restaurant makes very good food and the service was great ( thanks... read more

    avatar thumb cannandale
    March 2, 2019