Blue Hole National Park of Belize

St. Herman's Cave at Blue Hole National Park

The Blue Hole National Park of Belize is named after a blue hole which is a refreshing pool. The park also has a lot of caves, like St. Herman's Cave and the Actun Loch Tunich Belize sinkhole which are underground connected.

The Blue Hole National Park of Belize, which is approximately 575 acres big, is named after a pool, which is looking like a blue hole. This pool in the northeast of the National Park is a stretch of an underground river cave. The roof collapsed and that is the reason there is no cover at the moment. The pool is a favourite swimming spot with refreshing cold water. 

Enjoying the Blue Hole National Park of Belize

The park has a small trail network, which is due to the low forest canopy good for birding. The trail in the park could be walked in an hour time or more if lingering and looking around. 
 
Birds which could be seen in the Blue Hole National Park include the emeraldgreen jacamars, the blue-crowned motmots, the scarlet-rumped tanager, the nightingale wren and the long-tailed hermit.


In the park a lot of caves are present, as the Actun Loch Tunich Belize sinkhole and St. Herman's Cave. St. Herman's Cave give you the possibility to enjoy the cave formations with stalactites and stalagmites during a trail of a 2500 feet. It is the base of a sink hole which is 50 feet height and 100 feet width. St. Herman's Cave is situated in the southwest corner of the park and is connected to the blue hole by an underground stream. 

Getting to the Blue Hole National Park

The Blue Hole National Park is situated next to the Hummingbird Highway, roughly 7 miles northwest of Belmopan. On the Hummingbird Highway signs do indicate the location of the park. The National Park is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm. The entrance fee for Belizeans is BZD 4 (USD 2) and for foreigners BZD 16 (USD 8). 
 
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