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Barton Creek Cave

Upper Barton Creek, Belize
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Ranked #6 of 38 Attractions in Cayo
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking
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Owner description: Canoe deep into the Mayan Mountains and see the incredible formations that took nature millions of years to make .This cave was listed this year as one of the of the world's most beautiful and unusual cave destinations by Mother Nature Network. Outside the cave swim in the pools, lay on the sandy beach, climb the bamboo ladder and dive from the rock cliffs in the pools at cave entrance . Ride the zip line down from the top of the cave to the entrance that the Maya believed was the portal to the underworld used by there rain god.
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San Francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

we faced our fears in Barton Creek Caves ... we canoed ALL THE WAY TO THE END... which requires you to lie on your back in the canoe and move it along by pushing on the cave ceiling with your hands - 6 inches from your face ... it is entirely worth it and if you are not so inclined,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We decided to do this tour after falling in love with the ATM Cave. This one is not as exciting, there is no walking or swimming but rather just relaxing and enjoying the peacefulness of the cave. It is absolutely beautiful. Our guide, Ed, from K'atun Ahau took us to the cave by one road and home another road so... More

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Tulum, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The location of Mikes is unbelievable... Rockclimbing, caves tours, rope swings and swimming. While we were there, Mike and his lady threw a halloween party, treating everyone to an open bar and free snacks all night long. On top of that, we were having car troubles after attempting a rougher than normal river crossing and Mike spent a good portion... More

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Cayo, Belize
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you aren't that much into climbing, squeezing yourself through tight spots, getting wet, or hiking to a cave this would fit you quite well. Barton Creek Cave is more of a relaxing adventure where you get the opportunity to paddle into a cave, view some amazing formations and a couple artefacts and skulls. Nothing much to see within this... More

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Denver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a canoe tour of a cave. The short version is about 1/2 mile, but if the water is low enough you can lay flat in your canoe and slide under a very low ceiling in a few places and go as deep as 1.5 miles. That was VERY COOL. Highly recommended.

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San Ignacio, Belize
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really scenic ride to the cave. Once there, it was just a few minutes to get a canoe and start our trip into the bowels of the mountain hovering above. My children were very happy to see the numerous cat fish just the below the surface and were more interested in that than the great geological features that drape the... More

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
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31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I wanted to see a lot of caves and waterfalls but not certain whether or not it was worth the time and drive to check this one out too. ATM may be one of the best - but the uniqueness of this cave made it worth the drive. And upon leaving the cave heading towards the Mountain Pine area there... More

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Barton Creek Cave is a very relaxing outing. You'll be able to see Mayan artifacts inside the cave, a skull, a lot of great stalactites, and also a lot of bats. The trip to this cave from San Ignacio is also a really nice drive, and you'll get to take in a lot of local scenery.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a mysterious place, and historians are still speculating on the exact usage of the cave. Go explore, and provide your own theory.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Very cool tour. Hop in a canoe, and paddle through the cave while you guide points out evidence of Mayan occupation. Amazing, majestic. Perfect tour.

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