Big Rock Falls

Photo Credit: © Russell Harrison Photography CC BY

Big Rock Falls earns its name and stands tall as a menacing wall of rock and water. This is, without doubt, one of Belize's best natural wonders and is sure to humble even the most well traveled guests.

As the Privassion River flows off the edges of its cliff, one-hundred fifty feet above, the waters crash against large jagged black rocks the entire way down, finally coming to rest in the round rocky pool below. Wonderfully, this pool is deep enough to swim in, so you can get up close to this forceful flow.


Big Rock Falls is located southeast of Banque Viejo del Carmen, a town in Central Belize; it's to the south-southeast of San Ignacio.

The waterfall is part of the Privission River that runs through the Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Preserve. This reserve located just Southwest of Belmopan is a rough mountainous place. As such it is recommended that you consult with a group or local as to where the exact location of the waterfall is, as even the river splits up into several separate streams in this reserve.

Nearby Restaurants

You'll discover a decent number of dining places to choose from in the area encompassing Big Rock Falls. Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge, which dishes out International fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant and Calico Jack's are some of the other food and drink options near Big Rock Falls. At Calico Jack's you and your group should try a bite of Belizean meals and experience the Belize culture.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy waterfalls, and would like to see others, ought to think about Rio On Pools and Butterfly Falls; both of which are within driving distance of this page's falls. Other types of nearby attractions include Mountain Pine Ridge, which is within traveling distance in Central Belize. You might also think about checking out Rio On Pools, which is another nearby attraction.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Big Rock Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Mountain Pine Ridge Other Activities/Excursions 0.4 mi. (24.1 km) WNW 14.9 mi. South-Southeast of San Ignacio
Rio On Pools GeoFeature 2.4 mi. (20.9 km) N 13.0 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio
Rio Frio Cave GeoFeature 2.7 mi. (20.7 km) NW 12.8 mi. South-Southeast of San Ignacio
Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum Other Attraction 9.2 mi. (10.0 km) NNW 6.2 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio

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Location: Central Belize, Belize


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