Best Kept Secret
Posted by David Kafka on 06/19/2017 07:30 PM
Hokeb Ha Cave
When you’re visiting Hokeb Ha, the hike begins with lush jungle scenery to walk through to reach the mouth of the cave which is covered with long vines. Once inside, visitors swim through a shallow pool of fresh water before reaching a huge interior space. It is believed that the deeper sections of the cave were used by ancient Maya priests to conduct sacred ceremonies. The cave lies at the top of a hill and features a gorgeous waterfall. Once inside, the naturally blue waters that gave the creek its name and the contours of the interior give Hokeb Ha a unique beauty. Hokeb Ha is located approximately 20 minutes on foot from the village of Blue Creek in the Toledo District. As a natural phenomenon, Hokeb Ha Cave can be visited year-round, but the water levels inside the cave can rise following heavy rains. It is possible to explore the cave without relying on a guide, but hiring a guide in Blue Creek Village will make the trip much safer.