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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  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  Nature at its best. The park is easily accessible, the road is not paved but maintained. Remember this is rural Belize! Ample parking and covid complaint . The staff is... read more

    mariu40
    September 13, 2021

    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  Looking for a strenuous hike with a reward at the end? Hike to Antelope Falls. The trails offer ropes to help pull you up the steep parts. ... read more

    majorkiss
    March 19, 2020
  • 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

    avatar thumb AmandaLea93
    April 11, 2019

    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  If you are in the Hopkins area this is a great hike to explore the NP and a wonderful cascading waterfall
    Only a 3 mile out and back but... read more

    Russ372
    February 9, 2020

    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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  We went to this park as a day trip from our resort in Placencia and had SO much fun!! We started with zip lining and Winston was a great guide!!... read more

    avatar thumb CLTJennifer
    January 21, 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