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.


Located in Central Belize, west of Sarawina, Hidden Valley Falls happily welcomes guests who are rooming in this part of Belize. Whether or not you're staying very close, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Belmopan is 14 miles (22 and a half kilometers) to the north-northeast.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area is enjoying a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this waterfall. The closest place to eat to Hidden Valley Falls is Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals. It's maybe about three and a half miles away, so stop by and dig in! Calico Jack's and Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge are additional restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge you can try a bit of International cuisine and experience the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, should consider Five Sisters Falls and Butterfly Falls; both are within traveling distance of this page's falls. Other nearby attractions include Actun Tunichil Muknal, which is five miles away Central Belize. You might want to also consider heading over to Green Hills Butterfly Farm, which is another attraction in the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

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
Green Hills Butterfly Farm Other Attraction 8.8 mi. (12.7 km) WNW 7.9 mi. East-Southeast of San Ignacio
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

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

Location: Central Belize, Belize


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