Ambergris Caye doesn’t really have any rivers, lakes, or waterfalls. Ambergris Caye is an island so you won’t find that type of geological structure here. You have to head into the mainland to see that. Out here, you are going to see reefs, cayes, caves, and coves. You will not find a waterfall, or a stream, or a river on Ambergris Caye.
Out here, we have great underwater structures. That is why Ambergris Caye is one of the greatest diving places in the world. We have some very interesting structures right here along the reefs and all through the islands. There are hundreds of islands spread throughout Belize and many small islands are right around here on Ambergris Caye.
If you want to see rivers, lakes, and waterfalls, you can go to the mainland. There are direct flights to the mainland and there are water taxis to the mainland as well. Right now Tropic Air has expanded quite a bit. You can fly from the island directly out to San Ignacio, which is where you will find the majority of the waterfalls. You can fly down to Placencia on Maya Air or Tropic Air. Down there the mountains go almost completely to the ocean and you will find waterfalls and rivers there.
Once you get to the mainland, the geology changes quickly. It is very flat from Northern Belize down to the middle of the country. On the west, the mountains start to rise on the western horizon, then they creep up closer to the water going to the south. After a quick flight to the mainland, you could be on a river in 15 minutes. If you take a boat, it will take about an hour to an hour and a half.
(Rowing down the Moho River, Toledo District, Belize, pictured.)