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.


Set in Stann Creek District, west of Sarawina, Bocawina Falls always welcomes local customers and travelers rooming in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you're staying very close, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Dangriga is to the east.

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

If you work up an appetite while viewing the waterfall, don't worry -- you will find a plentiful supply of food and drink providers in this general area. The closest place to eat to Bocawina Falls is The Wild Fig Restaurant, which serves Creole food. Tyson's Diner and Therese's Home Cooking are additional dining options close-by. At Therese's Home Cooking you and your companions should try a bit of Belizean meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local activities include Marie Sharp’s Factory, which is within driving distance in Stann Creek District. You might also want to consider heading to Bocawina Adventures & Eco Tours, which is another attraction in the area.

Waterfalls are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Belize. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Bocawina Falls.

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
Bocawina Adventures & Eco Tours Other Attraction 9.3 mi. (15.6 km) SE 9.7 mi. South West of Dangriga
Gulisi Garifuna Museum Museum 13.0 mi. (0.5 km) E Dangriga
Rosalie’s Tortilla Factory Other Attraction 13.2 mi. (0.9 km) E Dangriga

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Location: Stann Creek District, Belize


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