Barton Creek Cave, Cayo

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#5 of 18 in Nature in Cayo
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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  • It was by pure chance that we walked by David's shop, and I can't tell you how glad I am that we did. He greeted us with a friendly "hello" as we strolled past, asked us how our day was going, and if ...  more »
  • If your in the area this is a must see ! There are guides at the site and you can rent canoes , equipment and life jackets to go into the cave ! The cave offers both natural wonder and remains left fr...  more »
  • We canoed Barton Creek Cave with David of David's Adventure Tours based out of San Ignacio. He was exceptionally knowledgeable about the cave as he himself has traversed it end to end, going past wher...  more »

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