On our Belize Adventure Week 8-night package we include one full day at Mayflower Bocawina National Park in southern Belize. There we spend hours on the 7-step, longest zipline in Central America created by Bocawina Adventure Resort.
Mayflower Bocawina National Park is relatively new to the Belize national park system. Created in 2001, it is located 4.5 miles from the Southern Highway, with the turnoff near the town of Silk Grass. Silk Grass is where two of our long-time staff members are from: Apolitico Salam and Martin Ramirez each have lived there for over 20 years.
The area is rich in both archaeology and in natural wonders. There are three Mayan sites located in the park, one accessible by road and the other two only a short hike away. There are numerous waterfalls in the park, but the one that we spend the most time at is called Antelope Falls.
Antelope Falls is challenging to get to the top of, and steps have been built into the steep hillside to assist your effort. The trail is well worth it, as a revitalizing swim awaits you at the top. After the swim, you can take-in the breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea from the mountainside where you stand. We spend the morning climbing up to and then rappelling down the falls.
After lunch, we complete the zipline. Our recent guest Rick Pratt created this short video of the Belize zip line. This video is of one of the easier sections of the zipline, but shows you that anyone can complete this exciting ride! The guides are excellent and this is a safety-conscious organization. This one day combination tour is one of the most exciting one-day activities in all of inland Belize.