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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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  • A challenge just getting there along a very bumpy road for about 8 miles and driving through a river. We were the only group there and had the opportunity to do some swimming including into the cave (...  more »
  • I love caving and have enjoyed many caves in Belize. Frankly, this one didn't make it to the top of the list till my 6th visit because of its rather sedentary nature - I like adventure. :-) That said,...  more »
  • Really an amazing and easy canoe ride into spectacular caves and mayan history. Guide are very knowledgable and take their time....count on one and a half hour to complete the tour....not recommended ...  more »