Hidden Valley Falls

Hidden Valley Falls is also known as Thousand-Foot Falls, and for good reason, this is the tallest waterfall in Central America! Don't let this magnificent height scare you though; the pool at the bottom is the perfect place to swim, relax, and to enjoy a picnic.

Hidden Valley Falls, staying true to its other name, is a very tall waterfall, sending water plummeting nearly 1600 feet from the top of the cliff, past several layers of canopies, and finally slamming into the pool below. While you can get up close to this waterfall, the speed of the 1600 foot drop may make it painful to go underneath, however it is still a beauty to see from afar, or at the viewing station that has been built, located by a picnic area.


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There are a series of roads that head Northeast out of Mountain Pine Ridge nature Reserve. If you get off the main reserve road and keep turning north, you will eventually reach the waterfall's parking area. Since the roads go through a rain forest, it may be best to have a four wheel drive vehicle.

Hidden Valley Falls can be found west of Sarawina, a hamlet in the vicinity of Dangriga; it's 14 miles (22 and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest of Belmopan.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while viewing the waterfall, don't worry -- you'll find an impressive array of dining possibilities in the general vicinity. Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant, which offers Caribbean food, is very close-by, making it a great option for waterfall visitors. Calico Jack's and Pine Ridge Restaurant are a couple other restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Pine Ridge Restaurant you and your party should be sure to try out International fare and experience the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who like waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, should consider seeing Five Sisters Falls and Butterfly Falls; both of which are within traveling distance of this waterfall. Other kinds of local attractions include Actun Tunichil Muknal, which is five miles away Central Belize. Also think about visiting Rio On Pools, which is another attraction not far away.

Waterfalls are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Hidden Valley Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Actun Tunichil Muknal GeoFeature 5.1 mi. (19.3 km) NW 12.0 mi. South West of Belmopan
Rio On Pools GeoFeature 9.8 mi. (20.9 km) WSW 13.0 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio
Mountain Pine Ridge Other Activities/Excursions 11.2 mi. (24.1 km) SW 14.9 mi. South-Southeast of San Ignacio
Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum Other Attraction 11.6 mi. (10.0 km) W 6.2 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio

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There is a parking fee at the waterfall of $3 BZD, or just over $1.50 USD


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