Tiger Cave

Named Tiger Cave after a dog chased a jaguar cub into a cave decades ago, this is a sought after tourist destination thanks to the fact that it is located on private property. Only about 30 to 40 people get to visit the cave with a tour guide each year.

Tiger Cave, which has a narrow and dark opening, features a number of large holes in the ceiling of the cave through which light streams in, highlighting the limestone floor and pieces of broken pottery that lie on a ledge.

The hike to Tiger Cave is a part of the experience. It takes about an hour and a half through the rainforest, and features such gems at a small hot spring known as the Blue Hole. After exploring the cave, you'll be able to swim in a nearby river if it is the dry season and the water level is low. Otherwise you can take a canoe downstream instead of returning on foot.


Set near the heart of Toledo District, Tiger Cave welcomes local residents and travelers rooming in this part of Belize. Even if you aren't staying very close, you should feel free to stop by for some fun in the sun. It's northwest of Punta Gorda.

The cave is located about an hour and a half from San Miguel.

Nearby Attractions

Those who like caves, and have the energy to view some others, should consider Hokeb Ha Cave and Laguna Cave; both are within a car's reach of this cave. Additional nearby attractions include Lubaantun, which is within driving distance in Toledo District. Furthermore, you can think about heading to Columbia Forest Reserve, which is another attraction nearby.

Caves are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Tiger Cave
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Lubaantun -- 5.4 mi. (26.4 km) S 16.4 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda
Columbia Forest Reserve Other Attraction 7.8 mi. (43.2 km) W 26.8 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda
Toledo Botanical Arboretum Other Attraction 8.1 mi. (22.9 km) S 14.2 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda
Living Maya Experience Historic Site 8.8 mi. (19.4 km) SE 12.0 mi. North-Northwest of Punta Gorda

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Location: Toledo District, Belize


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