Just a short hike from Blue Creek, Hokeb Ha Cave is a breathtaking natural attraction, a popular swimming hole, and an archeologically important site. Whichever reason you find interest in the cave, it is well worth the visit.
Carved into the summit of a hill and spilling out into Blue Creek, the mouth of Hokeb Ha is impressive thanks to its massive size and the long vines that dangle from the top.
Everyone is welcome to swim at the mouth of the cave, but if you'd like to enter you'll need to hire a tour guide to take you on the four hour trek. Many people choose to go with a guide thanks to the ceramics and alter from the Late Classics era that were found within the cave, leading archeologists to believe that it was a Mayan ceremonial spot.
Set in , welcomes local residents and tourists rooming in this part of Belize. Whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights.
To get to Hokeb Ha, you'll follow a well marked trail from Blue Hole for 20 minutes. After crossing the stream, the trail gets a little tougher to follow, but if you follow the creek you'll soon see the cave.
Positioned near the middle of Toledo District, Hokeb Ha Cave happily welcomes local customers and travelers who are rooming in this part of Belize. Whether or not you are staying particularly close, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Punta Gorda is to the southeast.
The neighborhood around the cave is not exactly known for its diversity of food and beverage options, but guests willing to go farther afield may find a place where they can share a dish or two., which serves Asian food, is also the most convenient dining option from the cave.
Active travelers that like caves, and have the energy to view some others, should consider seeing Tiger Cave and Laguna Cave; both are within driving distance of this page's cave. You'll find other places of interest in the area, including Lubaantun, which is within traveling range in Toledo District. Also, you might think about making the trip to Toledo Botanical Arboretum, which is another attraction in the vicinity.
If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.
|Lubaantun||--||2.7 mi. (26.4 km)||NE||16.4 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda|
|Toledo Botanical Arboretum||Other Attraction||2.8 mi. (22.9 km)||ESE||14.2 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda|
|Uxbenka||Historic Site||2.9 mi. (26.9 km)||SW||16.7 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda|
|Agua Caliente Luha Wildlife Sanctuary||Other Attraction||5.4 mi. (20.4 km)||S||12.7 mi. West-Northwest of Punta Gorda|
It is not recommended that tourists visit during the rainy season when sudden rain could lead to a swell of water.
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