Barton Creek Cave, Cayo

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Paddle through and explore the mystical Barton Creek Cave, an ancient site used by the Mayans for burial and ceremonial purposes. The jade-colored water runs for 6.4 km (4 mi) inside the caves surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. You can spend time paddling for more than an hour with a spotlight discovering rock flows and cathedral chambers. Observe Mayan pottery shards and the bone remains of more than 28 humans dating back to 200 CE. Watch for bats inside the caves as well. With our online itinerary creator, Cayo attractions like Barton Creek Cave can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • very nice ride but short. No walking nothing, is direct to the cave almost with the vehicle. There is no need to get wet and the guide is in principle which operates the boat, unless more than 2 or 3 people are tourists. They offer swimming there in the entrance of the cave, where leaving the same boats, but the water is cold and there is no space for quiet swimming. It's the same walk round trip and return. They would have all the companies that combine it with another destination because we went at 9 and 12 type were already VTA Only seen a skull as opposed to atm
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  • I didn't know what to expect. I was really surprised to be canoeing 1 KM inside a cave. Our guide did the paddling and pointed out the features in the cave. The cave was used by the Mayans as a place ...  more »
  • e have arrived ourselves to the cave and took a private tour with a guide. Really enjoyed it. The price is 65 USD per person but you can bargain and they made us 45 usd per person and 5 USD for a park...  more »

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