Cave Name:  Pueblo Cave

Alternate Names: Jaguar Print Cave, '45 Minute' Cave, the 'shafts', the 'bottomless pit'
District: Toledo
Area:  Pueblo Viejo

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

History of exploration:
2008 SWCC visit cave.

This cave is well known to the locals and tourist operators, most often referred to as ‘the shafts’ in the jungle or referenced as a cave with the bottomless pit.

Impressive entrance leads to 2 conjoined chambers.  All contain very old stals.

Small crawl / climb up leads to another chamber with pitch.  Locals believe it was never descended due to the ‘Jaguar’ that was alleged to be stuck at the bottom. Obvious boss 2 metres back for rigging.  Pitch is approx. 20 metres split by a ledge.  Although no obvious evidence of previous exploration, the boss appears to have rope marks.

At bottom of 20m pitch is smaller pitch of 18m. At the base of the shaft is a small grovel through a choke, but there was no draught and it did not look promising

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

None Available


SWCC Belize Report. (2008).