St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park
St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park is along the Hummingbird Highway, in the Cayo District, near Belmopan. It contains two cave systems (St. Hermans and Crystal), various natural trails, and the pool from which the park gets its name. The park is managed by the Belize Audubon Society.
The Government of Belize acquired the land for the park in the 1960s and ’70s. It was officially declared a national park on November 23, 1986. The park was originally named Blue Hole National Park, but its name was changed in 2005 to avoid confusion with the Great Blue Hole.
The park has over 200 species of birds, including unusual tropical species such as the Slaty antwren, Piratic flycatcher and Red-legged honeycreeper. Species considered local specialties are the Tody motmot and Northern nightingale-wren. The Jaguar, Jaguarundi, and Ocelot are also found in the park.