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

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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.

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park can be found west-northwest of Sarawina, a hamlet in the vicinity of Dangriga; it's 9.4 miles to the southeast of Belmopan.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area is having fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this wildlife reservation. The most convenient eatery to St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park is Brown's Deli, a wonderful restaurant to fill up at on your way to spending some time at this nature preserve. Also within reach, you and your group will have restaurants like Ter's Delights and Tropical Restaurant giving you various dining possibilities.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Five Blues Lake National Park and Heris Nature Park; the second is nine and a half miles to the north-northwest of this page's attraction. You'll find at least one or two additional attractions in the area, including Blue Hole National Park, which is a few hundred yards away Central Belize. Also think about checking out Blue Hole Cave, which is another attraction nearby.

A wildlife reservation is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park.

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).

Website

http://www.belizeaudubon.org/protected_areas/st-hermans-blue-hole-national-park.html

 

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