The Cayo District Sights

Noj K'a'ax Meen Elijio Panti National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 03/09/2017

Fodor's Review

Named after the famed Guatemala-born herbal healer who died in 1996 at the age of 106, Elijio Panti National Park was a 2001 addition to Belize's extensive national parks system. It spans about 13,000 to 16,000 acres (the exact area is undetermined) around the villages of San Antonio, Cristo Rey, and El Progreso and along the Macal River. In the park are Sakt'aj waterfalls and two dry caves known as Offering and Cormorant. The hope is that with no hunting in this park, more birds and wildlife will return to western Belize. Development of the park has been slowed by differing perspectives among those in San Antonio village, including Maria Garcia (a relative of Elijio Panti) of the Itzamna Society, various departments of the government of Belize, and other parties. Even today, there is no one official website for the park. Currently you must be accompanied by a licensed tour guide to enter the park. For information on the park and how to visit it, check with tour guides in San Ignacio or San Antonio.

Sight Information

Address:

Off Cristo Rey Rd., San Antonio Village, Cayo, Belize

Website: www.epnp.org

Sight Details:

  • BZ$10

Published 03/09/2017

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