St. Hermanís Cave
One of the easiest and most affordable tours in Western Belize is the Blue Hole National Park and the adjacent St. Hermanís Cave. Both can be accessed by bus between the major cities of Belmopan and Dangriga. It is only $8BZE to enter the parks, and make sure you keep your receipt so you can enter both.
We went to St. Hermanís Cave first. Headlights are a must have while traveling in Belize, especially when caving. Itís easily the most recommended thing to bring for travelers as well as the most forgotten. Itís a short 30 minute walk on the low-ground trail to the cave entrance from the ranger station. If youíre feeling a bit more adventurous, a slightly more challenging 30 minute hike up the ridge overlooking the valley is also possible.
Once inside, it is possible to go about 200 yards along a well identified path along the edge of the cave. All self guided tours are instructed to stop at the well marked sign. At the sign, you can enter the creek that runs through the cave to wash your hands or splash a friend. While there, be sure to have everyone turn off their headlights to really experience the darkness of the cave.
Photographs by Lower Dover Field Journal
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