Cave Name:  Chaquie Cave

Alternate Names:
District: Toledo
Area:  Aguacate

Location:             Co-ordinates logged with the Belize Institute of Archaeology
Length:  1340m

History of exploration:
The first obvious documented reference to this cave, using the name ‘Chaquie’, comes from a 2004 Trekforce report. 

In 2010 SWCC entered the cave and explored the undescended pits at the limit of previous Trekforce exploration.  A line survey was completed and confirmed that the cave trends for approx 1.5km in a westerly direction.


The cave consists of a large canyon passage, with sections of deep canal, which often involve swimming. Large sections of the system have wonderful flowstone formation up to 20m in height.

After about 500m a route on the left narrows and becomes muddy before enlarging. The passage continues in a Westerly direction before a more obvious water worn series of passages are encountered. At the downstream end is a clear sump, probably freedivable. A little further back a 15m pitch drops into a short section of fast moving streamway, which sumps in both directions.

Details on archaeology and cultural remains are available from the IA.



Trekforce (2004), SWCC (2010)