BLUE HOLE NATIONAL PARK & BELIZE ZOO
Refresh your mind and body in this unique park with a swim in the sapphire waters of the Blue Hole, a visit to the subterranean depths of St. Herman’s Cave or a hike on the nature trails with their breathtaking views.
The park can be found 12 miles southeast of Belmopan on the Hummingbird Highway and encompasses 575 acres of riverine forest.
The Blue Hole is a 25ft deep pool, (Picture 2) so named because of the color of the water. Changing facilities are close by, as is a scenic picnic area which is also a great spot for birding. There are over 5 miles of trails in the park –ranging easy to difficulty.
Three of the five species of wild cats found in Belize - The Jaguar, Ocelot and Jaguarondi, have been sighted in Blue Hole National Park.
While relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery we go the Belize zoo. The Belize Zoo is settled upon 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits over 125 animals all-native to Belize.
The zoo keeps animals which were either orphaned, born at the zoo, rehabilitated animals, or sent to The Belize Zoo as gifts from other zoological institutions.
A visit to the zoo is the best way to get an introduction to the animals of Belize, and to understand why it is important to protect the habitats that sustain them.