Blue Hole National Park

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Within the property lines of Blue Hole National Park are some of the most popular natural attractions in Belize. Because the entire park takes only about half a day to explore, including a dip in the Blue Hole, it is easy to include it in your itinerary.

Blue Hole National Park is a 500 acre property consisting of two cave systems, a series of trails, and the sparkling Blue Hole pool for which the park is named.

Over 200 species of bird make their permanent residence within the confines of this park, including several rarities like the Piratic Flycatcher. The tapir, three jungle cat species, a few types of lizards, and many more mammals also live here. The most popular attraction is the Blue Hole, followed by St. Herman's Cave.


Located in Central Belize, west-northwest of Sarawina, Blue Hole National Park welcomes residents and vacationers rooming in this area of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you are staying particularly close, you should feel free to stop by to check it out. If you're wondering, Belmopan is nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the northwest.

This park is located about 12 miles southeast of Belmopan.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this outdoor park. Brown's Deli is a wonderful location to have a bite to eat at before spending time at this park, and is the closest restaurant to it. Also within reach, you and your group will come across options such as Ter's Delights and Tropical Restaurant giving you a fair number eating options.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of nearby attractions include Crystal Cave, which is a few hundred yards away Central Belize. You might want to also consider heading over to St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park, which is another nearby attraction.

Parks are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Blue Hole National Park.

Attractions Near Blue Hole National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Crystal Cave GeoFeature 0.2 mi. (15.1 km) WSW 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park -- 0.2 mi. (15.1 km) WSW 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Blue Hole Cave GeoFeature 0.7 mi. (14.2 km) W 8.8 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Chumpiate Maya Cave GeoFeature -- -- 10.1 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Five Blues Lake National Park Other Attraction 5.1 mi. (22.6 km) E 14.0 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
St. Herman's Cave GeoFeature 7.4 mi. (24.7 km) E 15.3 mi. East-Southeast of Belmopan
George Price Center for Peace and Development Museum 9.0 mi. (0.9 km) NW Belmopan
Heris Nature Park Other Attraction 9.4 mi. (5.2 km) NNW 3.2 mi. Northeast of Belmopan

More Information


You can explore the park during daylight hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


The cost of entry is BZ$10.

Location: Central Belize, Belize


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