What to Bring Along

  • Shorts & t-shirts
  • Bathing suit
  • Tennis shoes
  • Bug spray
  • Sun screen
  • Water
  • Cameras (Waterproof)
  • INTENSITY: Easy
  • DURATION: 6 Hours

St. Herman's Cave is of great archaeological interest. It was used by the Maya during the Classic Period. Pottery vessels were found, which were used for the collection of “Zuh uy Ha” (virgin water) from dripping speleothems. Other interesting finds included spears and torches.

At St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park there are unique geological features that can be found within 575 acres of forest rich with wildlife. The main attractions in this park, namely the St. Herman’s Cave and the Blue Hole, are connected by an underground stream. We can walk 200 yards into the cave entrance or traverse the cave completely, seeing beautiful speleothems and Mayan artifacts. After a guided tour through St. Herman’s Cave, you can float peacefully back to the entrance of the cave on an inner tube.

The Blue Hole is a cool and refreshing place for an afternoon swim. It was formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. In this case, the river running through the original cavern still flows through the cave system, and forms a sapphire-colored pool at the bottom of the cenote. The depression measures about 100 feet deep and 300 feet in diameter, with the actual Blue Hole at the depression’s base having a depth of about 25 feet.