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Address: | Upper Barton Creek, Belize
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So much fun and so worth the drive

Be sure to take the correct road ( the one between the town of Ontario and San Ignacio with the signs showing Barton creek cave. There is another road with good so age on the west... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to take the correct road ( the one between the town of Ontario and San Ignacio with the signs showing Barton creek cave. There is another road with good so age on the west side of San Ignacio ( or in San Ignacio I don't quite remember) but that would require a 4 wheel drive as it has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

If you can survive the long, bumpy drive to get to this gem, you will be glad you visited. As the previous reviewer mentioned - there are 2 roads to get to this cave. Both are off the Western Hwy, but one is more on the eastern side (towards Belmopan) and the other more west (towards Rio on Pool/Green Hills... More 

Thank Manish V
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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