Located about 18 Miles northwest from Sun Creek, the local Mayan villages of Santa Cruz and Santa Elena manage the 500 acre Rio Blanco National Park.
The Rio Blanco Waterfall itself is 12 feet high and the pool at the base of the falls is a popular swimming spot.
Up on top of the cliffs above the falls, you can wade through a set of smaller waterfalls and pools that provide cool relief from the sun.
The Rio Blanco National Park is in the Mayan Mountain Forest Reserve located in western part of the Toledo District.
It encompasses 105 acres of land surrounding a spectacular waterfall approximately 100 feet wide and 20 feet high on the Rio Blanco River.
The Rio Blanco is a tributary of the Blue Creek and Moho River, which flows into the Gulf of Honduras.
The Rio Blanco National Park lies within a sub-tropical wet forest biome, creating high biodiversity of flora and fauna, including endangered species such as: the jaguar, ocelot, margay and river otter, among others.
The area primarily consists of broadleaf, secondary forest at varying stages of succession due to the milpa-style agriculture practiced in the area in the past.
There is a high diversity of lime-loving tree species, dominated by the cohune palm along with many species of orchids, palms and other plants with traditional uses.
Wildlife in the area includes many species of residential and migratory bids, terrestrial mammals, amphibians, reptile and fish.
Tour price includes transportation and lunch. This tour has a minimum of 2-4 guests.