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.


Located in Central Belize, west-northwest of Sarawina, Chumpiate Maya Cave invites local customers and travelers rooming in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in this location, you are free to drop by to check out the sights. It is 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

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the neighborhood around the cave. Brown's Deli is an ideal eatery to enjoy a meal at before checking out the cave, and is the closest restaurant to it. Ter's Delights and Tropical Restaurant are some more restaurant options close-by where you have the chance to enjoy the local foods and culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like caves, and have the energy to view some others, should check out Crystal Cave and Blue Hole Cave; both of which are within traveling distance of this cave. There are other activities nearby, including Blue Hole National Park, which is within traveling distance in Central Belize. Furthermore, you can consider heading to St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close-by can be found 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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