Bocawina Falls

Bocawina Falls is another wonderful Belize natural attraction, offering guests a unique mix of swimming and rock climbing. Just because this waterfall is not tall, doesn't mean it can not be fun!

While the waterfall is not as steep as the traditional torrents, that makes for an added bonus! Guests, with some equipment, will have the unique experience of climbing up the waterfall as the hard rock and less-than-steep incline allows you to gain a good foothold. You will feel like a true explorer while holding on to your rope and slowly making your way up the waterfall, all while being surrounded by rushing water, the sound of rapids, and a dense forest. For those wishing to stay dry, the banks of the river are a great place to try and see how many of the 238 different bird species you can find.


Located in Stann Creek District, west of Sarawina, Bocawina Falls always welcomes local residents and visitors who are rooming in this section of Belize. Even if you are not staying particularly close, you should think about stopping by to check out the sights. It is west of Dangriga.

You may want to get a guide for this waterfall. It is located in a rain-forest, and while there are trails, the road is rough and has many drops and climbs. Additionally, not all the wildlife or plant-life are safe, and having a knowledgeable guide is the safest choice.

Nearby Restaurants

The waterfall is well located for anyone who is wanting to choose from several food options. The Wild Fig Restaurant, which has a menu full of Creole meals, is also the most convenient dining option from the waterfall. Coconut's Seaside Grill and Chef Rob’s Gourmet Café are some of the other dining options close-by. At Chef Rob’s Gourmet Café you can test out eclectic dishes and enjoy the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

There are at least one or two additional places of interest nearby, including Marie Sharp’s Factory, which is within traveling range in Stann Creek District. You might also consider making the trip to Gulisi Garifuna Museum, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Bocawina Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Marie Sharp’s Factory Other Attraction 8.5 mi. (7.3 km) E 4.5 mi. West-Northwest of Dangriga
Gulisi Garifuna Museum Museum 13.0 mi. (0.5 km) E Dangriga
Drums of Our Father's Monument Other Attraction 13.3 mi. (1.1 km) E Dangriga
Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary Other Attraction 14.1 mi. (26.4 km) NNE 16.4 mi. North-Northwest of Dangriga

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Location: Stann Creek District, Belize


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