Mermaid’s Lair Cave

Useful Information

Location: Old Freetown
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:
Address: Calabash Eco Adventures, Tel: +1-242-, Fax: +1-242-,
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Mermaid’s Lair Cave is an "inland blue hole" located in an old abandon settlement known as Old Freetown. To keep kids from playing at the cave, local parents told a story of a Mermaid which pulls little children into the water and into its cave, hence the name. Actually it is not a blue hole, the term cenote would be more appropriate, but it is simply the entrance to a water filled cave system. You can visit the cave entrance freely, but the enter the cave you need to dive. Dive excursions are offered by Calabash Eco Adventures.

The entrance resembles a shallow pond, only 1.3 m deep, but the next chamber behind is already 12 m high and filled with crystal clear water.