Rio Frio Cave
Rio Frio Cave
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This cave is located in a beautiful part of Belize and features Mayan relics and a 65-foot tall opening.
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CatherineBH
San Diego, CA308 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We dropped by on our way back from Caracol mid-May. It’s dirt road driving here. There is no entrance fee and we were the only ones there. We brought a flashlight which was useful. It was a little eerie since there was thunder and lightning when we arrived so it was loud inside the cave. We would have gone further if it wasn’t for the unpredictable weather. It doesn’t look like a long cave.
Written June 12, 2022
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AndreaN
Vancouver, Canada112 contributions
Feb 2020
The road to the cave is another very bumpy and narrow one, but the drive is not very long and the cave only a few meters from where you park.
This is an easily accessible, big cave and as you walk inside, you can even see the other end of it. Pretty spectacular and makes for very nice pictures!
Excellent stop on the way back from Caracol or a day in Pine Ridge Forest.
Written March 20, 2020
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Clint M
Barbeau, MI89 contributions
Feb 2020
The place is huge. It's kind of a cave or maybe a REALLY wide arch, regardless, it's very cool. Both in appearance and temperature. My wife and I had the place pretty much to ourselves. When we came in two couples were leaving and while we were there four guys from England came in for a short visit. We spent close to two hours just enjoying the place.
Written March 14, 2020
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Tiffy_Bird
La Plata, MD569 contributions
Mar 2019
My tour guide took us to Rio Frio Cave, and I'm so glad we visited! It's pretty easy to access, and the walk along the river, with sunlight filtering through the trees as you approach the cave is magical. Climbing around inside is pretty easy, too. There's light coming in from two ends, so visibility is pretty good. The best part is there was virtually no one else there. I wish I had seen some bats, but maybe we visited at the wrong time of day.
Written February 11, 2020
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DaMama4
Camrose, Canada396 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Incredibly Large Cave to walk and take in. Very accessible from the parking lot.
The area is right smack dab in the middle of the Forest as you will see as you enter the road that leads to it. We unfortunately did not see any other wildlife except bug. The entry was huge. You can walk in and around to see it in it entirety. The geological structures are fascinating. They is a nature walk around the tunnel as well. Bring bug spray but worth it. Good for young children too.
Written February 26, 2020
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Sharon W
near Terre Haute IN104 contributions
May 2021
After a bumpy 30 mile drive on not so good roads (4 wheel drive or high clearance vehicle recommended. We had 2 wheel truck with an excellent driver.) we arrived at Rio Frio Caves. What a pleasant place for those of us who are not pro spelunkers. We scrambled over rocks and into the cave full of stalactites, stalagmites, a river, and sand bars. You could walk through to the twin entrance if you are willing to climb over things. They have recently added a picnic area and bathroom facilities near the road. Roads are being improved so be ready for construction. Definitely wear comfy hiking shoes or sandals. The best part is that we were the only ones there!
Written May 20, 2021
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Mymillymolly
Ontario125 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
We visited Rio Frio Cave during a self-driving trip to Rio On Pools and Big Rock Falls. We were stunned by how large the cave is, and you can just go in, no entrance fee, climb around and explore. It's big, and the entrance is stunning. Definitely worth the visit if you are exploring other sites in the area.
Written April 12, 2018
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Belize Caves & Limpkin Tours
Santa Elena, Belize6 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
One of the most beautiful cave you can go to... very easy to access and once you are in you have such a spectacular view looking out.
Written January 22, 2019
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LuckyDreamerLodge
Cristo Rey, Belize16 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
This is a great spot for those that are afraid of closed in spaces, but want to see a cave. It is more of a TALL tunnel. The cave has large openings on both ends. You can't see the far end until you walk up to the entrance though. It is TOTALLY free! There is an outhouse there - but it is not for the faint of heart. There are picnic tables as well. You can climb basically anywhere you want - no guide needed. If you don't have a rental car you can hire a taxi driver in San Ignacio to take you there - and hit the Rio On Pools area in the same day. (That's a free site as well - with no tour guide needed). We took my 88 year old father, who had a broken foot at the time - and he wsa able to walk around a bit.
Written November 17, 2016
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Chedrey1910
Atlanta, GA177 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Impressive cave. Beautiful surroundings. Worth a trip if you're in the area. Takes about 30 minutes to hike into and out of, depending on how many rocks you want to climb on. I recommend a visit on your way back from Caracol.
Written April 20, 2015
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