Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Hike through the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve to see beautiful forests. You’ll experience two distinct environments—a tropical forest and a cool pine forest—as you explore caves and swim in the Río On pools.

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

San Ignacio

Leave from Chaa Creek for the journey to the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. After about an hour and half, you’ll arrive at the reserve’s gorgeous waterfall, which towers at 1,000 feet (305 m) tall. You’ll continue to drive down to Rio Frio Cave, which was formed by many years of the river pounding the limestone. Venture inside the cave to see Maya artifacts.

As you hike, keep an eye out for rare birds like orange-breasted falcon and the king vulture. Orchids grow along the path. After exploring the reserve’s wildlife, you’ll arrive at the Rio On pools. These swimming holes are connected by a series of small waterfalls and offer refreshing, cool waters.

What to Bring:

Long pants, sturdy shoes. hat, sunscreen, bottled water, insect repellant, camera, and rain gear if needed.

What's Included:

Guided tour.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Long pants, sturdy shoes. hat, sunscreen, bottled water, insect repellant, camera, and rain gear if needed.

What's Included:

Guided tour.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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