Hokeb Ha Cave

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.

Location

Hokeb Ha Cave is located in Toledo District, in Belize; it is to the northwest of Punta Gorda.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

The neighborhood surrounding this cave isn't exactly well-known for its diversity of dining options, but vacationers willing to explore just might discover one or two places to share some local food. The nearest place to eat to Hokeb Ha Cave is Golden Restaurant, which has a menu full of Asian food.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy caves, and have the energy to view some others, should consider seeing Tiger Cave and Laguna Cave; both of which are a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. There are some other attractions in the area, including Lubaantun, which is within traveling distance in Toledo District. You might also want to think about visiting Toledo Botanical Arboretum, which is another attraction not far away.

A cave is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Hokeb Ha Cave
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
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

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Hours

It is not recommended that tourists visit during the rainy season when sudden rain could lead to a swell of water.

Location: Toledo District, Belize

 

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