Butterfly Falls

Butterfly Falls is a shimmering waterfall hidden in the Mountain Ridge Nature Preserve. However, the land it is on is controlled by the Hidden Valley Inn and the path to the waterfall is generally restricted to hotel guests.

This waterfall is the quintessential tropical rain forest waterfall. The water appears to shine as it flows eighty feet down the rocks into a pool of equally shimmering, yet clear, water. All this is surrounded by the dense rain forest. Relaxing will not be a problem here, as you listen to the soft rumble of the water while on the banks watching the white and blue butterflies gliding through the air.


Situated in Central Belize, northwest of Placencia, Butterfly Falls welcomes customers rooming in this area of Belize. Whether or not you're staying nearby, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. In case you're wondering, San Ignacio is to the northwest.

Hidden Valley Inn is located in the very middle of the Mountain Ridge Nature Preserve. Since the way to the waterfall is guarded by them, it is suggested that asking them, or a tour group around their hotel for the best way.

Nearby Restaurants

If your stomach begins to growl, visitors can find a handful food choices close to the waterfall. Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge, which serves International food, is also the closest restaurant to the waterfall. Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant and Calico Jack's offer additional dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction. At Calico Jack's you and your party will be able to eat some Belizean fare and enjoy the Belize scene.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that are a fan of waterfalls, and would like to see others, might consider a trip to Big Rock Falls and Rio On Pools; both are within traveling distance of this page's falls. There are at least one or two other attractions in the area, including Mountain Pine Ridge, which is within traveling range in Central Belize. Also, you might think about heading over to Rio On Pools, which is another attraction close by.

The waterfall is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Butterfly Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Mountain Pine Ridge Other Activities/Excursions 2.1 mi. (24.1 km) WNW 14.9 mi. South-Southeast of San Ignacio
Rio On Pools GeoFeature 3.5 mi. (20.9 km) NW 13.0 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio
Rio Frio Cave GeoFeature 4.4 mi. (20.7 km) NW 12.8 mi. South-Southeast of San Ignacio
Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum Other Attraction 10.4 mi. (10.0 km) NNW 6.2 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio

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Location: Central Belize, Belize


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