Mayflower National Park
Mayflower, a short drive from Hopkins, is a national park filled with Mayan ruins still waiting to be excavated and studied. In the past the ruins have been studied by archaeology students and it has been stipulated that Mayflower is a large site with its own ball court and many ceremonial sites. But, these areas were covered back again, to preserve them until the government has enough funding to continue the work. Mayflower is a great place for birdwatchers. The Keel-Billed Motmot and the Ocellated Turkey have been sighted in this area. There are many trails and waterfalls to visit, some are difficult and others moderate.
The most visited waterfalls is Antelope falls with a 100ft falls and at the very top a cool pool with an awesome view of the Caribbean sea and jungle canopy can be enjoyed from the bluff. The hike is difficult and moderate at times and the last piece of the trail leading to the pool/bluff is very difficult.
There are 4 waterfalls: The most famous and visited Antelope falls, with a moderate to difficult hike. Bocawina falls, moderate hike for the lower falls and a difficult hike for the upper falls. Big Drop falls has an extremely difficult and long hike. And, Peck falls which is no longer accessible due to the distance and difficulty of the trail. A guide is advised for all trails and waterfalls. And situated right in the middle of the National Park, is Bocawina Adventures. They have Belize’s longest Zipline. And you can also enjoy water repelling.
- Moderate to difficult