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 happily welcomes travelers who are lodging in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you're staying particularly close, 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

The cave is in a good location for guests wanting to pick from several nearby food options. DelNorte Cevicheria, which serves Belizean fare, is also the closest restaurant to the cave. Peppers Pizza and Bull Frog Inn Restaurant are a couple other food and drink options near Chumpiate Maya Cave. At Bull Frog Inn Restaurant you should test out Caribbean cuisine and experience the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of caves, and would like to see others, should consider Crystal Cave and Blue Hole Cave; both of which are a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. Other kinds of local activities include Blue Hole National Park, which is within traveling range in Central Belize. Furthermore, you can think about checking out St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park, which is another attraction nearby.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed 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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