Crystal Cave

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Crystal Cave is located, within the Inland Blue Hole National Park. Crystal Cave is karst limestone cave which has been formed by water erosion. The unique things that make Crystal Cave one of the best dry cave is the countless formations and with crystalline quartz throughout the cave’s floor and walls.

 

Cave formation

 

The floor and walls reflect the light and appear like diamonds shiny with different shades of color by mineral deposits. Its entrance is on a mountain top and to get in you descend to the bottom of the mountain rather than walking up. Fire pits, exposing the ashes of ancient fires, charcoal pieces, beads, obsidian knives, ceramics & broken pottery, a human skeleton – calcified in the limestone floor- are all evidence of the flourishing ancient Maya civilization that once used the caves.

 

Cave Fotrmation

 

Crystal Cave is an all-day tour which starts as early as 7:00 AM and returns to town around 5:00 PM. Drive time to the Inland Blue Hole National Park is about 1.5 hour from San Ignacio Town. The drive takes us on the George Price Highway and Hummingbird Highway just after Belmopan City, the nation’s capital city. Our adventure begins with a 45 minute hike from the parking lot to the entrance of the cave. The hike take us through secondary highland broad-leaf vegetation with a dense canopy that provides an excellent amount of shade. The terrain is mountainous,  25 minutes is spend on low trail. The cave provides caverns with a little bit of everything when it comes to caving walking, crawling, sliding and climbing.

 

Blue Hole

 

Level of Difficulty: Moderate – Strenuous

What to wear: Comfortable clothing for hiking on terrain and in cave. Proper foot wear is recommended.

What to bring: Bug repellent and cameras.

What is included: Transportation, guide,Lunch, entrance fees, and equipment’s.