We are starting to take a little more time and explore our surroundings. TREES is situated in the middle of a series of beautiful National Parks and Forest Reserves. These parks and reserves are perfect for our guests to explore the natural wonders of Belize and great places to see and research the amazing fauna and flora biodiversity found here.
Last week we went to Billy Barquedier National park. This 1500 acre park of pristine jungle terrain is about a 15-20 minute drive from our house. This beautiful quaint and little used park was established in 2001 in order to protect the Barquedier watershed which provides two local communities with water.
This park has nice trails set in a jungle setting, following a river for about 20 minutes until they meet with a beautiful waterfall. A perfect place to go for a swim on those really hot Belizean days. Vanessa, me and the dog all really enjoyed this new coolspot. While maybe not as Blue Lagoonish as the Blue Hole National Park, this watering hole and waterfalls and free of the bustle and hustle of the other park is a great little place.
It is a beautiful little hike to the waterfall!
The trail ends up on a beautiful waterfall, great place to freshen up!
Here Vanessa is enjoying the beautiful view of the waterfall, minutes before she plunged in!
Eva found herself a little hiding spot to escape the heat of the sun behind a Cahoon Palm leaf.
We highly recommend this beautiful little NP only a short drive from TREES.