St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park (not to be confused to the Great Blue Hole, which is located offshore) has a wealth of offerings that keep visitors busy throughout the day, including trails, two cave systems, and a swimming hole. A day spent here is a great way to learn about nature in Belize, as well as relax with a swim in the cool waters of the Blue Hole.

The Blue Hole was formed when an underground limestone cave collapsed. It measures about 100 feet deep and is 300 feet in diameter, with a deep blue pool at the bottom center of the cenote.

The main attractions at St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park are St. Herman's Cave and the Blue Hole. Both can be explored on your own or with a guide, as can the 575 acres of forest that surround the attractions. Swimming, tubing, and spelunking is possible here.

Location

Situated in Central Belize, west-northwest of Sarawina, St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park always welcomes residents and guests who are lodging in this part of Belize. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights. It's 9.4 miles southeast of Belmopan.

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park can be found on the right side of Hummingbird Highway, about 12 miles southeast of Belmopan. Parking is available, but buses that run along the highway will drop passengers off as well.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous eateries to select from in the neighborhood nearby St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park. The most frequented nearby place to eat to St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park is Brown's Deli, a wonderful location to eat at before visiting the wildlife reservation. Ter's Delights and Tropical Restaurant are some of the other food and drink options near St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park where you will be able to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Belize scene.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, might consider seeing Five Blues Lake National Park and Heris Nature Park; the second is 9.4 miles away from St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park. You'll find a couple other activities nearby, including Blue Hole National Park, which is a few hundred yards away Central Belize. Also think about heading to Blue Hole Cave, which is another nearby attraction.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Blue Hole National Park -- 0.2 mi. (15.2 km) ENE 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Blue Hole Cave GeoFeature 0.6 mi. (14.2 km) WNW 8.8 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Chumpiate Maya Cave GeoFeature 1.0 mi. (16.3 km) E 10.1 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
George Price Center for Peace and Development Museum 9.0 mi. (0.9 km) NW Belmopan

More Information

Hours

Visiting hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily.

Cost

It costs foreigners $4(USD) to visit the park, while locals are charged just $1(USD).

Location: Central Belize, Belize

Website

http://www.belizeaudubon.org/?page_id=3622

 

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