St. Herman's Cave

A part of the Blue Hole National Park, St. Herman's Cave is one of the few caves in Belize that visitors are allowed to tour independently. Rent a flashlight from the visitor center, hike to the cave, and take in the wonder of one of Mother Nature's finest works.

There are several different entries to St. Herman's Cave. One is reached along the western border of the reserve, and one by following a high intensity trail from the Blue Hole.

Those who choose to enter St. Herman's Cave with a flashlight in hand will be sent on a journey of about a half a mile in which they can view a few stunning rock formations before making it through to the other side.


Set in Central Belize, northwest of Sarawina, St. Herman's Cave is found within St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park, and happily welcomes tourists rooming in this part of Belize. But even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time. Belmopan is 15 and a half miles (24 and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest.

St. Herman's is about 400 meters away from the Visitor Centre.

Nearby Restaurants

This cave is well located for travelers who are looking for a good selection of dining options close-by. Amigo's is a wonderful locale to fill up at on your way to checking out this cave, and offers convenient access to it. Cheer's and The Meating Place are some of the other food and drink options near St. Herman's Cave. At The Meating Place you can test out Fusion dishes and experience the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who enjoy caves, and would like to see others, should consider seeing Chumpiate Maya Cave and Crystal Cave; which are both seven and a half miles to the west of St. Herman's Cave. You'll find at least one or two other activities in the area, including Five Blues Lake National Park, which is within driving range in Stann Creek District. Also, you might think about checking out Blue Hole National Park, which is another nearby attraction.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near St. Herman's Cave
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Five Blues Lake National Park Other Attraction 2.8 mi. (22.6 km) SW 14.0 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Blue Hole National Park -- 7.4 mi. (15.2 km) W 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park -- 7.5 mi. (15.1 km) W 9.4 mi. Southeast of Belmopan
Monkey Bay National Park -- 11.9 mi. (25.4 km) N 15.8 mi. East-Northeast of Belmopan

More Information


The Blue Hole National Park is open between the house of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


The cost of entry into the Blue Hole National Park is BZ$10, and includes access to this spot.

Location: Central Belize, Belize


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