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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  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 Henry B
    June 16, 2018

    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  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  Had an amazing 3 days in the jungle with the crew at Bocawina, a well preserved and almost untouched gem, the staff was amazing and very attentive, Mr. Young has... read more

    Legen1086
    August 25, 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  Belizean Dreams resort booked this hike to the waterfall. The words they used to describe it, treacherous! That’s definitely fitting. My tour
    guide Bruno knew exactly what he was doing... read more

    Kim S
    August 21, 2019

    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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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

    I43BPtaras
    January 23, 2020

    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  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

    avatar thumb lashleyb4
    August 24, 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  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

    avatar thumb TravelQ6492QE
    January 22, 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  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