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 invites vacationers who are rooming in this area of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you are staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights. If you're curious, 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 the time you spend at the waterfall leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you can find an impressive array of local restaurants in this general area. The Wild Fig Restaurant, which has a menu full of Creole dishes, is also the closest restaurant to the waterfall. Also within reach, you and your party will have restaurants such as Tyson's Diner and Therese's Home Cooking where you and your group should eat some Belizean meals and enjoy the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local attractions include Marie Sharp’s Factory, which is within driving distance in Stann Creek District. You might want to also consider visiting Bocawina Adventures & Eco Tours, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

The waterfall is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Belize. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

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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