Blue Hole National Park, Belmopan

4.2
#3 of 20 in Nature in Cayo
Explore the jungle, caves, and beautiful natural pools in Blue Hole National Park while keeping an eye out for rare animals. The park gets its name from the natural jungle pool, the Blue Hole, which boasts a bright blue color to the water. Nearby the pool are two cave systems, where you can explore the underground. See over 200 species of birds throughout the park, including many rare species such as the piratic flycatcher. Keep an eye out for large cats as well, as ocelots and jaguars have been seen in the park. Plan your visit to Blue Hole National Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cayo trip planning site .
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  • I went and it had been raining a lot so the water level had risen significantly. I didn't swim but it did look very refreshing. It's a fairly straightforward path there. If you have injury/limp/etc I'...  more »
  • We depart at 9:00 a.m. from San Ignacio Town to the Blue Hole at St. Herman's National park. It took us approximately 45 minutes to reach at the parking area. There are restrooms,changing rooms and a ...  more »
  • Affordable and interesting spot to stop on your w ay to your destination. You can decide on the length you want to hike...various options. Josh, the warden, was friendly and very helpful. We will defi...  more »
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  • Small beautiful pool of clear blue water. Very cool and refreshing-part of an undergrounnd river. Trails will lead you to St Herman's cave, which is an interesting venture-but make sure you take a flashlight if you go!
  • I rated this only a 4-Star only because the Blue Hole is crowded most of the time. Would be great if you can catch it when it’s not crowded. Wonderful place to swim and cool off. It’s mostly shaded so no need for sunscreen (infact don’t use any here due to the environment). Plenty of parking nearby. Overall very nice and worth the entrance fee at the park’s main desk, not to any guy standing here. You don’t need a tour guide if you have a car. It’s on the main highway and easy to find. There’s a nice hike from the Sleeping Giant Lodge to a gazebo at the top of the hill. Great view of the area at the top. Don’t hike on a rainy day as the trail is steep. St Herman’s cave is full of mosquitoes and you can only see the first 100 ft if you don’t have a guide so not worth it.
  • Really awesome place.. You can see all types of animals.. And beautiful nature
  • Nice park with hiking trails, a cave and the inland Blue Hole. Take a hike to St Herman’s Cave or the Sleeping Giant gazebo then cool off afterwards in the Blue Hole. There’s a small museum at the parking lot of each attraction. Only one entry fee payable at the main parking lot (there are 2). The cave have a lot of mosquitoes. All attractions require walking up and down long stairs.
  • Sweet spot. Can get crowded at times. Mosquitos were pretty heavy on the hiking part. The blue pool is a must see.
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