Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Located in western Belize, near San Ignacio town, this upland reserve is dominated by native pine forest combined with rainforest at the lower elevations. It is home to a number of large mammals, including coati, Baird’s tapir, ocelot and jaguar, and 200 species of birds including the endangered orange breasted falcon, stygian owl and king vulture. The area is dotted with beautiful waterfalls, streams and caves that can be explored on foot.