St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park

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St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park in Belize

Situated in Cayo along the Hummingbird Highway, St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park is perhaps Belize’s most popular park for locals. It is well known as being the location of a blue hole cenote–not to be confused with the Great Blue Hole that’s off the coast of Belize. Cenotes are water-filled sinkholes that form when the limestone roof of an underground cave collapses, exposing the water to the surface.

Visiting St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park

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St. Herman’s Blue Hole is located 20 minutes south of Belmopan, which is Belize’s capital. Along with having the famous sapphire-colored cenote, the park is home to one of Belize’s most popular caves: St. Herman’s Cave, which is great for entry-level caving adventures.

The 575-acre national park is also considered one of the top birding spots in Belize, with numerous well-maintained trails that make bird watching very accessible.