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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.

Get in touch,
  • 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  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  With weather complications and a reschedule we finally were able to have this amazing adventure!! The hike up and repelling were sensational, we felt safe and well taken care of!... read more

    O491RBmc
    January 20, 2020

    star rating  This was a great experience. We went for a hike up Bocawina falls and climbed Antelope Falls. We didn’t get to the top of Antelope Falls because it’s very steep... read more

    avatar thumb Livwilliams1991
    September 2, 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

    adkwilderness
    December 7, 2019

    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  Drove to Bocawina from Hopkins, which is an easy and short drive, to go hiking. Decided to hike the Antelope Falls trail. The trail to the bottom of the falls... read more

    beanfarmer2018
    June 25, 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  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  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  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

    avatar thumb SMLBill
    January 31, 2017

    star rating  Lots of activities to do in the park but today we preferred to hike to the Antelope Falls. The hike takes you into the jungle where there are incredible variety... read more

    Raroboy
    January 23, 2020
  • 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

    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  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  This was a great hiking experience!! The peak is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is worth the hike! I would recommend wearing shoes that have grips on them cause it may be a... read more

    blackbear_Gnasty
    November 5, 2019
  • star rating  The order you do these 2 adventures in depends on the groups that they are trying to put together. We ended up doing Bocawina Falls rappelling as a group of... read more

    avatar thumb Fritch
    January 14, 2018

    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  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  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