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.


Positioned in , always welcomes residents and travelers who are rooming in this area of Belize. Whether or not you're staying particularly close, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time.

This park is located about 12 miles southeast of Belmopan.

Blue Hole National Park is found west-northwest of Sarawina, a hamlet in the vicinity of Dangriga; it's 9.4 miles to the southeast of Belmopan.

Nearby Restaurants

If you get hungry during your park visit, don't worry -- you can find a great concentration of food offerings in the general vicinity. Brown's Deli is a great eatery to have a bite to eat at on your way to checking out the park, and is the closest restaurant to it. Also nearby, you and your companions will encounter options like Ter's Delights and Tropical Restaurant so you don't need to be picky, since you'll find a few different dining options.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of nearby attractions include Crystal Cave, which is a few hundred yards away Central Belize. Furthermore, you can think about checking out St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park, which is another nearby attraction.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

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.


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