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Barton Creek Cave

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A beautiful and unique cave

I first would like to say that this a place worth a visit, but you need to make sure you go down the right road. One road is too steep and a car can lose traction. Ask a local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I first would like to say that this a place worth a visit, but you need to make sure you go down the right road. One road is too steep and a car can lose traction. Ask a local as to which one is better. You should cross a river. Go down the one that is not super close to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This was such an awesome way to go back in time to the ancient mayan civilization. It is believed that the cave looks very similar to when the mayans used it to perform spiritual ceremonies. You can go about 900 meters into the cave (the actual cave continues on for miles).

Thank Brandon K
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Our guide took us in a little over 1K, peaceful and beautiful. The formations are very nice. Inside the temperature is very nice so a good hot day activity. Is there a skull, YEP! Again just Go! Not much walking, no steps, but you do have to get into a canoe!

Thank TexasDadWaco
Grover Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I can't imagine taking this tour with anyone other than David Simpson from David's Adventure Tours. Afterall, David discovered the cave in 1987 and knows everything about it. David is also part Mayan and has a very strong connection and respect for the cave. I'm not sure all tour companies give it the respect it deserves. This was apparent as... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We went to Barton Cave with our four young children and my mother. This is an easier version of the excitement you might look for at ATM or something more intrepid. We had a local guide take us through in canoes and it was just the right mix of exciting, soothing and educational. The grounds are lovely and Mike's Bar... More 

Thank Maureen F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We did this canoe trip the day before we went to Actun Tunichil Muknal and I'm glad we did. This is a great introduction to the caves in Belize. The Stalactites and stalagmites are breathtaking. It is so peaceful in the cave. If you want to take pics, you'll need something better than your phone. It's completely BLACK, so a... More 

Thank Kathywit
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

A friend and I did the ATM cave first. Barton Creek Cave did not disappoint either of us. We had a superbly great free lance guide, from the nearby village of El Progresso, aka Seven Mile Village. We enjoyed the canoe ride into the dark, awesome, huge cave. We were given a powerful spotlight to see the cave formations, bats,... More 

Thank NativeAngelena
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

My husband and I drove to Mikes Place at the entrance of the cave in the morning. We enjoyed the off-roading experience on the way and the beautiful scenery. When we arrived, our guide gave us a deal for 65 each for the cave tour plus zip-line, lunch and a drink included. The cave was incredible! We had experienced the... More 

Thank Emily S
Olympic National Park, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Our guide was painfully slow and boring, we covered 1 km of the cave in 1.5 hours. Sooo boring and slow, I wanted to jump out of the canoe and swim out. Totally felt ripped off at $65 per person. The drive to the cave/creek was treachorous and took forever--is dangerous if you don't know how to drive across rivers... More 

Thank Rainforestrunner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We went on a canoe trip into this cave (set up through our hotel). It was a 1/2 mile trip back and then you turn around, looking at Mayan ceremonial sites along the way. The cave is massive until you get towards the back where it narrows down. Back there there are wild sounds of water dripping that will make... More 

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