Belize Caves

Today, much of the geological structure of Belize is what is known as “karst landforms,” created when CO2-infused water passing through the soil becomes mildly acidic and slowly, over time, begins to dissolve the earth’s natural limestone to create breaks in the rock. These breaks allow more water to begin flowing downward, resulting in ideal conditions for the formation of underground caves and rivers. In fact, if you plot them on a map, the southern half of the country is completely dotted with them.