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

Set in Stann Creek District, 24.2 miles west-northwest of Sarawina, Five Blues Lake National Park happily welcomes tourists who are rooming in this part of Belize. Even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time. If you're curious, Belmopan is to the northwest.

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

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending a few hours exploring the area is eating a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. The most nearby restaurant to Five Blues Lake National Park is Amigo's, a great location to have a bite to eat at on your way to visiting this nature preserve. Tropical Restaurant and Cheer's are some of the additional restaurant choices nearby. At Cheer's you and your party should sample Belizean cuisine and enjoy the Belize scene.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of nature preserves, and would like to see others, should check out St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park and Heris Nature Park; both are within driving distance of this page's nature preserve. Other nearby activities include St. Herman's Cave, which is within traveling range in Central Belize. You might also think about making the trip to Chumpiate Maya Cave, which is another attraction nearby.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed 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).

Location: Stann Creek District, Belize

 

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