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Barton Creek Cave, Cayo
(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This cave tour was an interesting experience from start to finish. My private tour with David was not easy to book since he is not connected to the internet, but it was well worth it. I walked into Sa...  more »
  • If you do ATM cave first, this is a let down. The only reason to visit this cave is if you are unable to do the ATM tour. Barton would be good for families with small children. My girlfriend liked Bar...  more »
  • We were the only people here, which made it even better. Our guide Eddie took us into the cave by canoe and light. He explained the history of the cave and stop for us to turn the light off and listen...  more »