The park is over 800
acres in size with hiking trails and features
swimming and nature trails ....
Blue Hole is actually a sinkhole formed
by the collapse of an underground river channel. The
exposed section of the underground Cave Branch Creek
tributary can be viewed for about 150 feet before it
disappears again beneath the surface.
Located just off the Humming Bird Highway, Blue Hole steps lead to a 25-foot deep pool, for which
the park is named. Its cool, turquoise
waters, surrounded by dense forest, overhung with mosses,
vines and ferns are the perfect spot for a cool and
St. Herman's Cave is located about
500 meters from the Hummingbird Highway. The information
center and parking are located just off the highway.
The largest of the three known entrances to St. Herman's
Cave sits in a sinkhole 180 feet wide narrowing to
60-foot wide entrance. Concrete steps cover stone steps
once cut by the Maya.
A trail with markers has been
placed within the cave.
It's about a half mile through
to the exit. Once inside,
visitors can clamber over rocks and splash through
the water, while admiring stunning cave formations.
After exploring the cave, there is the option to hike
a 2 mile interpretive
There are a number of other trails to hike within the park.
Some of the unusual birds known to frequent this area include
White Hawk, Spotted-Wood Quail, Crested Guans, Lovely
Cotinga, Keel-Billed Toucans, Red-Legged Honey Creepers,
and Slaty-Tailed Trogons.
Blue Hole National Park is located about 12 miles southeast
of Belmopan on the Hummingbird
Highway heading to the coast and Dangriga.
The Inland Blue Hole & St Herman's Cave National Park makes a good stopover for those on a Jungle Ruins & Reef Package and for those coming from Placencia or heading there from San Ignacio.
You can also visit Blue Hole National Park as part
of a personalized
"Create Your Own" CAYO Vacation Package or as part of a Birding Package.
See Vacation Packages for a complete listing of our
Create Your Own, All-Inclusive and Fixed-Rate packages.