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.


Situated near the center of Toledo District, Rio Blanco Falls invites residents and travelers rooming in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you're staying nearby, you should think about stopping by to check it out. It's 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

Travelers who like waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, should check out Santa Cruz Falls and Pueblo Viejo Falls; both of which are a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. There are other places of interest in the area, including Uxbenka, which is within traveling range in Toledo District. Also, you might consider checking out Hokeb Ha Cave, which is another nearby attraction.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones 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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