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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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  • We went here with David from 'David's Adventure Tour' in San Ignacio. We had a fantastic day out including the time in David's landrover getting us to the cave. The best thing about going with David i...  more »
  • Tough drive to the cave through winding and steep roads, but certainly worth the risk. The cave itself was awesome! The "boys" shared a canoe and the "girls" rode along with our guide, Herm (set up wi...  more »
  • Via pacz tours we have visited this cave. The trip there are going about 10 miles over dirt roads and by a river, increased car is a must. In the park you go through canoe (which guide controlled) through the cave. This is breathtakingly beautiful (high ceilings, beautiful stalactites and stalactites, columns, etc). You see bats fly overhead almost continuously.
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