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.


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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.

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

Nearby Restaurants

There are enough dining options in the area surrounding this waterfall to keep vacationers pleased. The nearest restaurant to Butterfly Falls is Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge, which has a menu full of International food. Pine Ridge Restaurant and Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant offer additional restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant you can sample Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, ought to think about Big Rock Falls and Rio On Pools; both are a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. There are other places of interest in the area, including Mountain Pine Ridge, which is within traveling range in Central Belize. You might want to also think about heading to Rio On Pools, which is another attraction in the area.

Waterfalls are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit in Belize. 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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