On our day trip to Dangria we stopped at St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. Not to be confused with the famous Great Blue Hole off of the coast of Belize City in Belize, St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park is in the Cayo District near Belmopan.
This National Park is about an hour and a half drive from Belize City and an hour from where we were staying in San Ignacio. St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park has a visitor’s center, a cave to explore and a swimming hole. There is a small entrance fee. To get to the swimming hole you have to hike down a dirt path and walk down many steps.
To get to the swimming hole you will walk down many steps. If it rains in higher elevations, this blue swimming hole can be very cloudy. Below is a photo of the swimming hole two days after a rain storm.
On a hot humid day this swimming hole is refreshing. To give you an idea of how rains affect the clarity of the water we took two photos . The above photo was taken four days after a rain storm. The photo below was taken six days after a rain storm.
Six days after the rain storm the water was much clearer and a great spot to cool off from the summer sun.