The Mopan River

Type of Attraction
From Peten, Guatemala - Branch Mouth, Belize

  • From Peten, Guatemala - San Ignacio, Belize
  • Swimming, Canoeing, Tubing
  • Merges with the Macal River

About Location
The Mopan River runs from the Peten Department of Guatemala to Branch Mouth, Cayo District, Belize. At Branch Mouth it merges with the Macal River to form what is called the Belize River.

The Mopan River is an important source of drinking water in Belize and is also one of the best rivers to enjoy water sports including swimming, tubing, canoeing, fishing, etc. 

A trip to Xunantunich takes visitors across the Mopan River before the hike (or drive) up the hill to the main plaza of the ruins.
Whats Nearby
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Gold Standard Transportation is provided via Belize Ground Shuttle.
Relax on the banks of the Mopan river just outside your doorstep and enjoy bird watching or take a refreshing swim to cool off at your pleasure. We have canoes and floating tubes available. A popular guest activity is to float down the Mopan river from the village of Bullet Tree Falls. The float takes about two hours. You can spot monkeys and a variety of bird species along the river. We also have an outdoor grill and brick oven available for use by all guests.

Each unit includes air-conditioned bedrooms for your comfort. The property is filled with many tropical fruit trees that you can enjoy when in season, such as mangoes, breadfruit, plums, star fruit, and others. The property may be booked for private events subject to availability.
Gold Certified:
San Ignacio
Western Belize
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