Hummingbird Hwy, Belize

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  • Blue Hole Fish (taken with a snorkeling camera)
    Blue Hole Fish (taken with a snorkeling...
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    The OTHER Blue Hole

    by grandmaR Updated Aug 29, 2004

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    Blue Hole Fish (taken with a snorkeling camera)

    The Blue Hole Park is part of the Belize Park system which was established in 1981. The 'hole' is a part of a system of limestone caves and sinkholes which riddle this area. It isn't the same as the Blue Hole on Lighthouse Reef which has been extensively publicized by Jaques Cousteau. THAT Blue Hole is some 300 feet deep and is accessed by SCUBA divers.

    This Blue Hole has faintly bluish water - it must be colored by some chemicals in the soil (probably copper). The websites say that it is about 25 feet deep, but I could walk around in most of it only up to mid calf. Of course at the time it was the middle of a drought. There were no changing facilities when I was there - I had to change in the bathroom. The water was COLD. Too cold for Bob - he didn't want to swim.

    The website says:
    If you have the time, catching a bus heading to Dangriga can be an inexpensive way to get there. If you go by bus, be sure and check bus schedules for return times.

    Directions:
    12 miles southeast of Belmopan on the Hummingbird Highway

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Adventure Travel
    • Road Trip

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    Mountain of the sleeping Giant.

    by bjmd22 Written Apr 16, 2003

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    This mountain is on the Hummingbird Highway on the way to Dangriga, which is a nasty little town if you ask me. There is trash covering the beach and the entire town has a not so safe feel to it. But the mountain is a site to behold. The head is on the right, and the feet on the left in the photo.

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

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    The drive along the...

    by lauren_m Written Aug 25, 2002

    The drive along the Hummingbird Highway is a great way to see a beautiful part of the country that you might not otherwise see. While approaching the Maya Mountains, you can see the vivid form of a sleeping giant in the hills. You can also drive through the antigravity area. While driving up a hilly area, you feel your car struggling to climb the hill. Put the car in neutral on the decline and your car will go back UP the hill in reverse.

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