Begin your journey back through time as you enter the amazing realm of Belize’s cave system. Belize’s cave system is the largest in Central America and caving in Belize offers you an opportunity to explore the world and ways of the Maya and geographical processes that shaped the region.
Caves are inextricably linked to the history of Belize and the Maya. Caves were fundamental to the religion of the Maya. Vapor clouds forming at the mouths of the caves suggested to the Maya that these were the places where wind and clouds were born. Here dwelled the gods of nature, and caves were the portal between the tangible world and the invisible world of the gods—a place called Xibalba. It was here at the mouths of the caves as well as deep within the recesses that the Maya performed their sacred rituals.
In many of the caves you will find large chambers and underground rivers.