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.


Butterfly Falls is located northwest of Placencia, in Stann Creek District; it is to the southeast of San Ignacio.

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

There are enough food choices in the neighborhood around this waterfall to keep most visitors pleased. The most proximate eatery to Butterfly Falls is Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge, which serves International fare. Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant and Calico Jack's are additional food and drink options near Butterfly Falls. At Calico Jack's you and your companions can test out Belizean food and experience the flavors of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy waterfalls, and have the energy to view some others, should consider Big Rock Falls and Rio On Pools; which are both a little ways off, but within reach if you've got a car. Other kinds of local activities include Mountain Pine Ridge, which is within driving distance in Central Belize. You might also think about making the trip to Rio On Pools, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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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