St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park,located just off the Hummingbird Highway in Cayo District near Belmopan City. It is over 500 acres (2 km²) in area, and various natural trails, and the cool jungle pool. The park is managed by the Belize Audubon Society. Over 200 species of birds, including unusual tropical species such as the slaty ant-wren, piratic flycatcher and red-legged honey creeper. Species considered local specialties are tody motmot and northern nightingale-wren. The ocelot, jaguarundi, and jaguar have all been recorded in Blue Hole National Park. The Inland Blue Hole is located just off the highway, where concrete steps lead to a 25-foot deep pool, for which the park is named. The Blue Hole’s cool, turquoise waters, surrounded by dense forest, overhung with mosses, vines and ferns are the perfect spot for a cool and relaxing dip before continuing on to your next destination.
St. Herman’s Cave and Inland Blue Hole is an all-day tour that leaves San Ignacio at 8:00 AM and returns back to town around 4:00 PM. We make our way on the George Price Highway down passing the capital city of Belmopan unto the Hummingbird Highway. About 20 minutes after passing Belmopan, we get to the Blue Hole National Park. After checking in, we gear up and make our way to St. Herman’s Cave. After the tour of St. Herman’s Cave, we make our way for a nice dip in the natural pool.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
What to wear: Comfortable clothing for hiking around site and cave. Proper foot wear is recommended.
What to bring: Extra clothes, bug repellent, sunscreen, swimwear and cameras
What is included: Lunch, guide, entrance fees, transportation, and equipment