Five Blues Lake National Park

Home to one of the most unique lakes to be found, Flue Blues Lake National Park centers around a lake that originally formed due to some sort of unknown blockage, that later became unblocked and allowed to lake to drain significantly. By 2010, however, the water level appeared to be on the rise again. The national park is popular for camping, birding, and hiking.

Five Blues Lake takes up 10 acres of land, and is surrounded by 4000 acres of limestone hills and forestry. The way the light filters through the trees makes the water look as though it is five different shades at once, aptly giving the lake its name.

A favored spot for birding, over 217 species of bird have been identified at the park, as well as all five Belizean wild cat species, howler monkeys, tapir, and a wide array of plant life. Geological features of note include an abundance of caves (which house Maya artifacts) and lakes, including the Five Blues Lake.

Location

Situated in , happily welcomes residents and travelers rooming in this part of Belize. However, even if you aren't staying particularly close, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time.

The entrance to to Five Blues is at Mile 32 on Hummigbird Highway.

Five Blues Lake National Park is situated 24.2 miles west-northwest of Sarawina, a hamlet in the vicinity of Dangriga; it's to the southeast of Belmopan.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of dining options to select from in the region surrounding Five Blues Lake National Park. The most convenient eatery to Five Blues Lake National Park is Amigo's, a great restaurant to enjoy a meal at before spending some time at this nature preserve. Tropical Restaurant and Cheer's are some more nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Cheer's you and your group should test out Belizean dishes and enjoy the Belize scene.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, should consider seeing St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park and Heris Nature Park; both of which are within driving distance of this page's wildlife reservation. Other types of local activities include St. Herman's Cave, which is within traveling distance in Central Belize. You might also want to consider visiting Chumpiate Maya Cave, which is another attraction in the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Five Blues Lake National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
St. Herman's Cave GeoFeature 2.8 mi. (24.7 km) NE 15.3 mi. East-Southeast of Belmopan
Chumpiate Maya Cave GeoFeature 4.3 mi. (16.3 km) W 10.1 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Blue Hole National Park -- 5.1 mi. (15.2 km) W 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Crystal Cave GeoFeature 5.3 mi. (15.1 km) W 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan

More Information

Hours

The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Policies

Maya artifacts hidden within the caves are not to be touched, and certainly not to be removed.

Cost

A trail pamphlet, which is essential, costs $10(USD).

 

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