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.


Situated just outside the heart of Toledo District, Tiger Cave happily welcomes tourists who are rooming in this section of Belize. Even if you are not staying in this location, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Punta Gorda is to the southeast.

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

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who like caves, and are interested in visiting others, should consider going to Hokeb Ha Cave and Laguna Cave; both are within traveling distance of this cave. Other kinds of nearby activities include Lubaantun, which is within traveling distance in Toledo District. Also, you might consider visiting Columbia Forest Reserve, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Caves are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Tiger Cave.

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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