Barton Creek Cave, Cayo

4.3
#4 of 20 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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Barton Creek Cave
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Barton Creek Cave Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
276 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Mike's is awesome! Arranged a ride to get us from San Ignacio. The drive to Mike's is bumpy, but scenic. At Mike's, we met Jose our cave guide. He was amazing; very funny and knowledgeable! you don't ...  more »
  • We, pickup our firends at their guest house in San Ignacio, and drove 45 minutes to Barton Creek Cave. We took our friend to visit Barton Creek Cave on the upper part of the Baton Creek Area passing n...  more »
  • David has become a true friend of ours in a short time. David's Adventures can be found on the edge of the San Ignacio market. His big and loving smile drawn you into his store. We got to know David t...  more »
Places to stay near Barton Creek Cave

Plan your trip to Cayo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Cayo

View all >
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Kids friendly things to do in Cayo

4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Cayo

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Nature in Cayo

4.6
Duration: 4​h
3.6
Duration: 8​h
4
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Cayo

4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Cayo

4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Plans to Barton Creek Cave by other users

42 days in Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Belize BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 39 days in Belize BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Belize, Flores & Tikal National Park BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Belize BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Central America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans