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Days
<1
Motors Allowed?
Yes
Difficulty
Easy / Class A
Distance
2.00 mi (3.22 km)
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The Moho River is a slow meandering river in southern Belize that meets the Caribbean south of the town of Punta Gorda. The slow moving river is remarkably hot, owing to underwater heat vents along its course. Its relaxed pace means that after putting in, paddlers can follow the river in either direction, though generally starting by heading upstream makes the return trip easier.

This is a jungle experience, and the lack of development means that quite a distance will go by with nowhere to stop on the banks. Jungle kayak tours are offered by contacting the Cotton Tree Lodge in advance, and some tour options combine guided paddles with hikes through the jungle upriver from the start point, though the lodge will also rent kayaks by the hour as well. The lodge also offers a guided tour in which paddlers are shuttled upriver and kayak back to the Lodge's riverside dock. Those looking for a chance to swim may find a spot on the banks to pull over at so they can experience the warm waters of the Moho.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Private or commercial fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Jungle kayaking on a slow river.

Cons

Few areas to stop along the banks.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Put-in location (lat, long coordinates)

16.098713, -88.927407

Take-out location (lat, long coordinates)

16.098713, -88.927407

Water Temperature

65.00 °F (18.33 °C)

Features

Family friendly
Rental facilities
Wildlife
Fishing
Flushing toilets
Bird watching

Trail type

There-and-back

Access

Vehicle

Typically multi-day

No

Shuttle required

No

Site characteristics: Water

River

Portage required

No

Location

Field Guide

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