Rio Frio Cave

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For many, caves remain a mysterious part of the earth that should always be explored. If this is your opinion, you won't want to miss a chance to walk through Rio Frio Cave, which is known for its huge mouth and giant exterior boulders.

A staircase of stones has been created so that tourists can easily enter the cave. Inside, guests find the cave to be about a half a mile long, and featuring a river that runs through it.

Rio Frio Cave is known for being one of the more difficult cave hike in Belize, but those who take interest in caves and are seasoned hikers should have no problem making the trek.


Located in , happily welcomes local customers and vacationers rooming in this section of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you're staying nearby, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time.

Rio Frio Cave is about five miles past the Douglas de Silva Forest Station in Augustine. There is a car park not far from the entrance.

Positioned in Central Belize, 48.7 miles west of Hopkins, Rio Frio Cave welcomes local residents and tourists lodging in this part of Belize. Regardless of whether or not you're staying nearby, you should think about stopping by to check it out. It is 12.8 miles south-southeast of San Ignacio.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the cave, you're in luck, as you'll find an exceptionally large selection of dining options near this attraction. The most proximate eatery to Rio Frio Cave is Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge, which offers International fare. Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge is only about four and a half miles away from Rio Frio Cave, so stop by and place your order. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will find restaurants such as Pine Ridge Restaurant and Calico Jack's where you and your companions can try a bit of Belizean dishes and enjoy the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of caves, and have the energy to view some others, might consider seeing Rio On Pools and Actun Tunichil Muknal; the first of which is two miles to the east-northeast of this page's attraction. Other local activities include Rio On Pools, which is within traveling distance in Central Belize. Furthermore, you can consider heading to Mountain Pine Ridge, which is another nearby attraction.

Caves are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit in Belize. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Rio Frio Cave.

Attractions Near Rio Frio Cave
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Rio On Pools GeoFeature 1.4 mi. (22.0 km) E 13.6 mi. South-Southeast of San Ignacio
Mountain Pine Ridge Other Activities/Excursions 2.3 mi. (24.1 km) SE 14.9 mi. South-Southeast of San Ignacio
Big Rock Falls GeoFeature 2.7 mi. (24.5 km) SE 15.2 mi. South-Southeast of San Ignacio
Butterfly Falls GeoFeature 4.4 mi. (26.6 km) SE 16.5 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio

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