Thousand Foot Falls

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Thousand Foot Falls is a waterfall and natural monument in Cayo, Belize. [1] It is surrounded by the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. The Thousand Foot Falls is thought to be the highest waterfall in the Central American region. Despite what its name suggests, this massive waterfall is actually 1,600 ft tall.

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References

  1. Belize Tropical Forest Studies (2010). "Thousand Foot Falls Natural Monument". Biodiversity and Environmental Resource Data System.

Coordinates: 17°03′25″N88°50′54″W / 17.0570°N 88.8482°W / 17.0570; -88.8482