This a 128,000 acre (52,000 ha) park that protects jaguars, Baird's tapirs, and other forest creatures.
Flora and fauna
There is good birdwatching.
The entrance is 6 miles (10 km) from the paved Southern Highway, on a well-maintained dirt road. Turn west at Maya Centre.
Fees and permits
There are several waterfalls, which make popular hiking destinations. There is also an airplane crash site.
- There are several well-marked walking trails, of varying levels of difficulty, from one hour strolls to a 4-day challenging trail to Victoria Peak (dry season only, guide required).
- You can rent inner tubes and float down the river, admiring the jungle around you. Fee is about BZ$5 per tube.
A small shop collects the BZ$10 entry fee, and sells T-shirts, books, cold drinks, and sundries.
There is a campground (non-powered), or basic overnight accommodation in cabins or dormitories (self-cook).