Chumpiate Maya Cave

Hidden deep in the forest is a spot once often occupied by Mayas: Chumpiate Cave. Within there are ruins that anyone mystified by the Maya culture won't want to miss.


Chumpiate Maya Cave can be found west-northwest of Sarawina, a hamlet in the vicinity of Dangriga; it is to the southeast of Belmopan.

A quick hike from the trail head through the jungle takes you to Chechem Hah, the Morales family farm that serves as the gateway to the cave. Another steep jungle trail from the farm takes you straight to the cave.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area is chowing down on fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of the cave. Brown's Deli is a great restaurant to have a bite to eat at on your way to checking out the cave, and is the closest restaurant to it. Ter's Delights and Tropical Restaurant are some more food and drink options near Chumpiate Maya Cave where you have the chance to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Belize scene.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that are a fan of caves, and would like to see others, should consider going to Crystal Cave and Blue Hole Cave; both of which are a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. Other types of nearby attractions include Blue Hole National Park, which is within driving range in Central Belize. Also consider making the trip to St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you can't wait to see as many of Belize's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Chumpiate Maya Cave
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Blue Hole National Park -- 0.9 mi. (15.2 km) W 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park -- 1.0 mi. (15.1 km) W 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Five Blues Lake National Park Other Attraction 4.3 mi. (22.6 km) E 14.0 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
George Price Center for Peace and Development Museum 9.7 mi. (0.9 km) NW Belmopan

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Location: Central Belize, Belize


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