The Inland Blue Hole is a sinkhole formed by the collapse of an underground river channel and can be viewed for about 150 feet before it flows beneath the surface ...
Inland Blue Hole National Park
The 800 acre Blue Hole National Park is conveniently located along the Hummingbird Highway in Cayo District and features swimming, several miles of well-maintained nature trails, and St. Herman's Cave.
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 lies within the park and is located about 500 yards from the visitors center. The largest of the three known entrances to the Cave sits in a sinkhole 180 foot wide and narrows to a 60 foot wide entrance, where concrete steps cover stone steps once cut by the Maya. A short hike will bring you to the cave entrance where you can explore this wet cave on your own. A trail with markers has been placed from the entrance of the cave through the first half mile.
To continue beyond this point into restricted areas of the cave, park guide are available for exploring on foot or you can opt for some cave tubing. For this activity you continue on to the water source. Once there, hop on your tube and float lazily back along this subterranean river system.
Because the National Park is located just off the scenic Hummingbird Highway, it makes for a convenient stopover for those coming from Placencia, Hopkins or South Water Caye or if you are heading to these destinations from Cayo District.