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

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.

Nearby Restaurants

Visitors who get hungry can choose from just enough local eateries near Butterfly Falls. Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge, which offers International meals, is very close-by, making it a great option for waterfall visitors.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy waterfalls, and have the energy to view some others, should consider Big Rock Falls and Rio On Pools; both of which are within driving distance of this waterfall. Other kinds of nearby activities include Mountain Pine Ridge found within traveling range in Central Belize. You might also think about making the trip to Rio On Pools, another attraction close by.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.

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



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.


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