Big Rock Falls

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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.


Located in , welcomes visitors who are lodging in this section of Belize. Whether or not you're staying very close, you should think about stopping by to enjoy a great time.

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.

Positioned in Central Belize, southeast of Banque Viejo del Carmen, Big Rock Falls welcomes customers who are rooming in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you're staying particularly close, you are free to stop by to check out the sights. In case you're wondering, San Ignacio is to the north-northwest.

Nearby Restaurants

You'll encounter a decent number of culinary establishments to choose from in the locale encompassing Big Rock Falls. Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge, which serves International meals, is very close-by, making it a great option for waterfall visitors. Also within reach, you and your party will find restaurants including Pine Ridge Restaurant and Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant where you and your party should test out Caribbean fare and enjoy the Belize scene.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Rio On Pools and Butterfly Falls; which are both within traveling distance of this waterfall. There are some other activities in the area, including Mountain Pine Ridge, which is within traveling distance in Central Belize. Also consider making the trip to Rio On Pools, which is another attraction nearby.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this location are found 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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