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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  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  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

    February 9, 2020

    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  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 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  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  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  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  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  I went with three teenagers for the combo Antelope waterfalls rappelling, lunch and zip lining. The guides were entertaining and knowledgeable. We hiked up the mountain in pouring rain (odd... read more

    avatar thumb Phil P
    April 6, 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  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

    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  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  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  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

    avatar thumb lashleyb4
    August 24, 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

    June 30, 2019

    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

    June 25, 2019

    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