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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  • Great swimming hole where you get a canoe and light and paddle about a mile into a fascinating limestone cave. Big butterflies and tiny bats near the mouth of cave. Some pottery shards on high cliffs ...  more »
  • Throughout our trip to Belize was beautiful, but without doubt one of the excursions that we will remember with affection is that we conducted with "David" David s adventure tours ", he and his partner Amil, took us to see the caves of Barton Creek and pine mountain. The visit to the cave was wonderful, David speaks from the heart and are one of the things that explains interesting. Along the way we could see where the Mennonites live and even visit Hector, a friend of David, who invited us to coconuts and taught us many things of nature. It was a 10 day. Only we can thank David make the trip so fondly and make it so special. If you have the opportunity, no doubt.
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  • We visited Barton Creek Cave and the visit to the cave in a canoe was really nice and we appreciated the beauty of the caves and the Maya remains very much. But I do not get why such a visit should co...  more »

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