St Herman's Blue Hole National Park
Lonely Planet review
The 575-acre St Herman’s Blue Hole National Park contains one of the few caves in Belize that you can visit independently. The visitors center (where flashlights can be rented for BZ$3) is 11 miles along the Hummingbird Hwy from Belmopan. From here a 500yd trail leads to St Herman’s Cave. A path leads 200yd into the cave alongside an underground river. To explore deeper in the extensive cave system, with its huge caverns and classic Maya ceremonial chambers containing calcified skeletons and artifacts, you must have a guide. Ask at the visitors center. Among the other activities available here are cave tubing, birding, spellunking, and of course swimming in the blue hole. Camping spots are available for BZ$5 per person.