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.


Rio Frio Cave can be found 48.7 miles west of Hopkins, a village in Stann Creek District; it is 12.8 miles to the south-southeast of San Ignacio.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of the cave. Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge, which serves up International meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this cave. It's just around four and a half miles from the cave, so check it out and peruse the menu. Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant and duPlooy's Jungle Lodge Restaurant are some more refreshment choices nearby. At duPlooy's Jungle Lodge Restaurant you and your party can test out Belizean food and experience the Belize culture.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of caves, and would like to see others, should consider going to Rio On Pools and Actun Tunichil Muknal; the first of which is two miles to the east-northeast of this page's attraction. Other kinds of local activities include Rio On Pools, which is within driving range in Central Belize. You might want to also think about making the trip to Mountain Pine Ridge, which is another attraction nearby.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

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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Location: Central Belize, Belize


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