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Address: Upper Barton Creek, Belize
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Activities: Kayaking
Description: Canoe deep into the Mayan Mountains and see the incredible formations that...
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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First time caving experience

This was our first trip to Belize and we all enjoyed this cave excursion. My daughters are 8 & 10 so ATM wasn't an option for us. The canoe ride through the cave was very relaxing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Nichole S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was our first trip to Belize and we all enjoyed this cave excursion. My daughters are 8 & 10 so ATM wasn't an option for us. The canoe ride through the cave was very relaxing and we enjoyed learning the Mayan beliefs about the underworld and the symbolism of the stalagtites and stalagmites. As the cave got smaller the... More 

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Winchester, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a relaxing way to see this interesting cave. It is the home of many bats. It is not crowded and afforded us an enjoyable afternoon float in our canoes.

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EL CAMPO TEXAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Each time I visited San Ignacio, I would always pass David’s Adventure Tour on my way to Mike’s for breakfast. I wondered about the tour since there were always people coming and going in the Adventure Tour vehicle. When my friend decided to visit Belize, we decided to see what the tour and signed up for the Barton Creek Cave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This tour was excellent. We got to canoe inside a cave, then go zip-lining. We didn't even have to paddle. Our guide did all the work while we just sat in canoe and took pictures. I will recommend one thing: When you get to a point where the guide asks if you want to continue, say yes.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Heard about him from someone on the airplane. He's located in a blue booth, one of the first tour operators you come to as you walk into town on your right past the Farmer's Market. We spent the day with Everal canoing the cave, jumping off the cliff, travelling to the Big Rock waterfall in the Pine Forest Park. It... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Dave is a great person, tour guide and historian. He has many stories of the cave and has been visiting Barton Creek for 40 years. Don't go on a tour with any other than this guide, he is one of a kind!! Thank you Dave, Richard and Kenia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This cave was something else. From the complete darkness to the Mayan artifacts left behind. A great and must do when visiting San Ignacio or Belize

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Trinity, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We took the canoe trip with Dora from San Ignacio. The ride there was a little rough but Dora had such a positive attitude and interesting stories that it wasn't bad at all. The gardens around Barton Creek are beautiful, took several pictures even before getting in the canoe. The canoe ride through the cave was nice. She pointed out... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is not the place to visit for anyone who cares about the environment. The toilets drain directly into the stream with raw sewage. The management has carelessly altered the natural environment of the surrounding forest. It is a canned production of a tour with innacurate and made-up information. It could only impress the very uninformed traveler. And this sideshow... More 

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BCCBelize, Manager at Barton Creek Cave, responded to this review

It is clear this review is personal attack on the site and not a review.. The many other reviews and our high 4.5 rating, stands out showing our true standing The claims are totally inaccurate and not factual .. Our bath rooms have full septic systems totally away from the creek .we have taken great care to be environmently friendly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our guide, Hugo, made this not a trip, but an experience. One daughter with us was emphatic when planning our Belize vacation: "NO caves. Definitely NO caves. NO way; NO HOW." Misunderstanding what we were to do that day, we arrived at cave entrance with invitation to get in the canoes and head for, yes--a cave. Huge stayed out of... More 

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