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.


Positioned toward the center of Toledo District, Hokeb Ha Cave welcomes local customers and vacationers who are rooming in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you are staying very close, you should consider stopping by to check it out. From this location, Punta Gorda is to the southeast.

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

Lunch and dinner options aren't widely available in the area close to this cave. Golden Restaurant, which offers Asian food, offers convenient access to this cave.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like caves, and would like to see others, might consider a trip to Tiger Cave and Laguna Cave; both of which are within a car's reach of Hokeb Ha Cave. Other kinds of nearby attractions include Lubaantun, which is within traveling distance in Toledo District. Also consider checking out Toledo Botanical Arboretum, which is another attraction nearby.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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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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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