San Antonio Waterfall

Tucked just at the outskirts of Mountain Pine Ridge National Forest, this small but relaxing waterfall perfect for those wanting to get within inches of the waterfall without getting too wet. Of course you you do want to get, you can always put your head right under the falls.

San Antonia Waterfall is only eight feet tall and this allows visitors to get up close to it. However tempting it may be, jumping from the top is dangerous, as the pool below is only a foot and a half deep. Luckily, some of the large rocks make perfect stairs to reach the pool safely. Surrounding the pool and the waterfall is lush vegetation that is home to the elusive hummingbird, as well as tropical trees that offer some shade on the warm days..


Located in Central Belize, west of Sarawina, San Antonio Waterfall happily welcomes local customers and visitors who are rooming in this area of Belize. Whether or not you're staying nearby, you should feel free to stop by to check it out. San Ignacio is to the northwest.

When taking the main road south out of San Ignacio, you will pass through the village of San Antonio just before you enter Mountain Pine Ridge National Forest. Once there, you can ask a local for the specific road to take, as the waterfall is only a few yards from that road.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful options while spending a few hours exploring the area is sharing food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the waterfall. duPlooy's Jungle Lodge Restaurant, which dishes out Belizean meals, is very close-by, making it a great option for waterfall visitors. Chaa Creek Restaurant and Crystal Paradis Restaurant offer additional restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Crystal Paradis Restaurant you might eat some Caribbean dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Those who like waterfalls, and would like to see others, should consider seeing Clarissa Falls and Rio On Pools; both are within a car's reach of this page's waterfall. There are some other places of interest nearby, including Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum, which is within traveling range in Central Belize. You might want to also think about making the trip to Green Hills Butterfly Farm, which is another attraction not far away.

The waterfall is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Belize. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near San Antonio Waterfall
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum Other Attraction 0.9 mi. (10.0 km) SSW 6.2 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio
Green Hills Butterfly Farm Other Attraction 2.9 mi. (12.7 km) E 7.9 mi. East-Southeast of San Ignacio
Belize Botanic Gardens -- 3.8 mi. (6.2 km) W 3.9 mi. South of San Ignacio
Green Iguana Conservation Project Other Attraction 5.5 mi. (1.1 km) NW San Ignacio

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Location: Central Belize, Belize


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