Rio Blanco Falls

This is one of the most popular tourist spots in the entire country, and for good reason! This protected area is a great mixture of natural beauty and a thrill ride, ensuring that everyone in the family will be entertained.

This popular waterfall is not that high, only fifteen feet tall. However, the deep pool it forms is a great place to swim and relax, as there is plenty of shoreline that offers both sun and shade thanks to the dense forest that surrounds the pool. In addition, there is a large twenty foot ledge over the side of the pool that is perfect for jumping off of; a great way to tire out kids as they climb up the to the ledge over and over again.


Rio Blanco Falls is located just outside the heart of Toledo District, in Belize; it is to the west-northwest of Punta Gorda.

This is an easy waterfall to get to; when taking the Southern Highway out of Punta Gorda simply stay straight when the Highway turns to the right. After that you will pass another right turn and the road will curve left. Then you will be forced to turn left or right, turn right, and follow that road, keeping left at the fork and you will see a sign for the Rio Blanco Waterpark. Once there you can follow signs all the way to the falls.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Santa Cruz Falls and Pueblo Viejo Falls; which are both within a car's reach of this page's waterfall. You'll find some other places of interest in the area, including Uxbenka, which is within traveling range in Toledo District. You might also want to think about heading to Hokeb Ha Cave, which is another attraction not far away.

If you can't wait to see as many of Belize's attractions as possible, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Rio Blanco Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Uxbenka Historic Site 4.1 mi. (26.9 km) E 16.7 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda
Hokeb Ha Cave GeoFeature 6.2 mi. (27.1 km) ENE 16.8 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda
Agua Caliente Luha Wildlife Sanctuary Other Attraction 7.8 mi. (20.4 km) ESE 12.7 mi. West-Northwest of Punta Gorda
Toledo Botanical Arboretum Other Attraction 8.3 mi. (22.9 km) E 14.2 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda

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Location: Toledo District, Belize


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