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.


Positioned in , welcomes local residents and travelers lodging in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you are staying particularly close, you should consider stopping by to check it out.

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.

Set near the middle of Toledo District, Rio Blanco Falls welcomes residents and tourists lodging in this part of Belize. Even if you are not staying nearby, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. If you're wondering, Punta Gorda is to the east-southeast.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of waterfalls, and would like to see others, should check out Santa Cruz Falls and Pueblo Viejo Falls; both of which are a little ways off, but within reach if you've got a car. Other nearby activities include Uxbenka, which is within driving range in Toledo District. Also think about visiting Hokeb Ha Cave, which is another attraction nearby.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close-by can be found 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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