Barton Creek Cave, Cayo

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#5 of 21 in Nature in Cayo
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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  • Forced to go through a tour... We chose Mike's place... 65 U.S. dollars more the price of the entrance in the Park ($ 10 B): indecent price, expensive terribmement the cave is interesting but visit d barely an hour (a poor go-back in the cave abec bottling with other visitors), ca does not break 3 legs a c anard. OK there is a skull of a small girl and 2 pieces of pottery... and a guide amused by the bats poops disappointment! Go your way, there are many more beautiful to see for the same price cheaper
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  • We stumbled upon this little tour company while walking the streets in San Ignacio. Highly recommend going with David as opposed to other tour companies. David is Mayan and very passionate and knowled...  more »
  • Barton Creek Cave visited. It's a pretty end drive from San Ignacio and largely unpaved road. Let your drive if you have no 4 x 4 and the necessary experience. You get a helmet on, a life jacket and 1 anyone gets a big flashlight (which is heavily after an hour hold). The very experienced guides paddle you calm the cave in the meantime while they tell about what to see falls and the history. Bats, rock formations, a skull, an old pot etc. Interesting combined with adventure. Temperature in the cave is fine (you get the not cold). Leave valuable things in the car or at the organization behind because the canoes are wobbly and the guide told that it sometimes happens that there are people a wet suit. Afterwards you can take a cooling dip in the Creek at the entrance of the cave. Price on the high side as far as we are concerned, and therefore no 5 stars.
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