You Better BelizeIt


You are here  : Home What To Do On the Land Caving St. Herman's Cave
St. Herman's Cave PDF Print E-mail

One of the more accessible caves in the country, St Herman’s lies among the dense tropical forest on the Hummingbird Highway, just 12 miles southeast of Belize’s capital city of Belmopan. The cave is inside the Blue Hole National Park, aptly named for the azure underground cenote bearing its name.

If you’ve never been to the Blue Hole National Park, go!  Inside the park, established in 1986, are two of the most amazing cave systems you’ll ever visit: St. Herman’s Cave and the Crystalline Cave.  And since they’re both inside the park, you get two caves for the price of one!

But it’s not the cost savings that will capture your mind and memories here.  It is the sights, the sounds, the smells and the unique way the Maya history is captured.  This cave holds important cultural and archaeological significance, offering a glimpse into the Maya Classic Period.  St. Herman’s Cave is truly a snapshot in time in the most magical, mystical of settings.

This cave tour is a walking tour, one of the few open to the public without a guide. There are concrete steps that are very slippery when wet, so caution must be exercised at all times.

Crystalline Cave
Like St. Herman’s, the Crystalline Cave is also located in the Blue Hole National Park.  A guided exploration into this very spectacular cave system takes you miles down, down, down to huge caverns that are adorned with crystalline formations.

The steep downward walk that takes you to these caverns takes around one hour.  Then, at the mouth of the cave, you’ll follow the same footpaths the Maya shamans and priests once travelled to reach these ceremonial chambers.  Along the way, you’ll marvel at all the Maya artifacts, including pottery, beads, and obsidian knives - even human skeletons that have been calcified in the limestone floor dating back 2,000 years.

 

Featured Resort

Pelican Beach Resort
Pelican Beach Resort
www.pelicanbeachbelize.c...
Name: Pelican Beach Resort
Description: With architecture reminiscent of Belize's colonial past, colorful tropical gardens, sprawling verandas, and shaded dockside palapas, Pelican Beach Resort - Dangriga is filled with old world charm. * Stay in spacious and comfortable rooms with air-c ...
State: Stann Creek District
Show more...

Support Our Advertisers

The Belize Forums

  • Re: House for sale in Sarteneja
    Posted by Jadee:
    I have 5 bedroom house for sale.
    Please contact me for info and pictures
  • Re: Canyon Acquisition et al ---
    Posted by MoreSun:
    Lorance and chuckles, this forum is dead. There's a facebook message group with a bunch of people from Alberta in the (...)
  • Re: Retiree program
    Posted by GZboat:
    Hmmm............ sounds like the OP's anger is misdirected. If he's a US citizen (my guess), he should be angry at (...)

Belize in Social Media

Other Online Resources

Belize by Naturalight - #1 website for information about Belize

Belize Search - Just like Google, but only for Belize

Go Ambergris Caye - Complete travel information on Belize's most popular destination.

Go Caye Caulker - Complete travel information on a popular island destination in Belize.

Belize District - Complete travel information on the centrally located Belize District.

Southern Belize - Complete travel information on the southern district of Belize.

Placencia - Complete travel information on one of Belize's most popular coastal destinations.

Northern Belize - Complete information about travel and visiting the northern regions of Belize.

Belize Forums - Want to check on what others have to say about travels to Belize? Need to ask a question? This is the site.

BOOKS on BELIZE

You are here  : Home What To Do On the Land Caving St. Herman's Cave

Recommended Photo Equipment

Tony Rath Photography

Pelican Beach Resort