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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. Arrange your visit to Barton Creek Cave and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cayo using our Cayo travel itinerary maker.
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  • The cave is impressive and it's a Nice and relaxing experience. Thrill seekers are better of with the ATM tour though.  more »
  • Where else can you canoe through a mile worth of caves? The formations were impressive and history lesson was cool. We even saw original bones and pottery from Mayan sacrifices. Lots of bats but they ...  more »
  • Mike's place offers very experienced tour guides with a wealth of knowledge. The canoeing tour lasted a little over and hour and took you deep into this Maya cave filled with stalactite and stalagmite...  more »