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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Christine S
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I would def make this a must see if trekking down to caracol. There is not much to do but it’s a really cool looking cave. It’s great for photos. I would not say the most impressive thing we saw but since it’s such a small time commitment if in the area, I would do.
Written February 22, 2024
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IAl
Toronto, Canada231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Please be advised that if you drive yourself here, have a pickup truck or a 4 wheel drive, at minimum. Maybe a big SUV that has height from the ground. Also, make sure you’re an extremely confident and experienced driver, those muddy tracks and ruts are no joke. You also don’t have any cell reception, in the event that you run into any trouble.

Otherwise, this is a jaw dropping and awe inspiring place. A must visit! The massive 65-ft opening alone is noteworthy and then you can hike into the massive cave itself. It is a bit slippery, so have shoes with good grips. There’s also a little sandy “beach” at the bottom that you can hike down to.

This is a must visit when you are in the area. This can be done with young kids but ensure that everyone is wearing shoes with good grips. It is, however, not stroller friendly, so an infant/toddler will need to be on a baby carrier.
Written February 19, 2024
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Lakith L
summit, nj56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Amazing cave, jaw dropping when you see it first. We've been to many caves in Central America, but this was something unique. Size of the cave the views from inside and out was special. Only issue was getting there, the road was so bad we (and all other cars) had to park about 1km from the site and walk. Even the path we drove on was full of mud holes and very bumpy.
Written December 18, 2023
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CatherineBH
San Diego, CA326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Utsala
Hendersonville, NC63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Not easy to reach, but if you are this far out, then you are probably on your way to or from Caracol. The roads ruff in spots. There is a nice paved trail down to the mouth of the cave. Cave is easily accessible, no crawling or climbing. There are bathroom facilities available.
Written January 19, 2022
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Sharon W
near Terre Haute IN105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Steven I
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a blast climbing on the paths and rock of this cave. It had some interesting shaped stalagmites which resembled a nativity scene. It has a beautiful river running through it.
Written March 22, 2020
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AndreaN
Vancouver, Canada112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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robertking52
West Hartford, CT35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
This awe-inspiring stop initiates visitors to the significance and majesty of Belize’s system of caves. It’s a lot of driving for a short stop, but the mini-adventure is absolutely worthwhile.
Written March 12, 2020
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