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Barton Creek Cave

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Address: Upper Barton Creek, Belize
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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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Nice way to spend an afternoon

We enjoyed our visit to Barton Creek Cave. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the Mayan culture and history. The trip through the jungle to get there was almost as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Paramus, NJ
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Paramus, NJ
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Barton Creek Cave. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the Mayan culture and history. The trip through the jungle to get there was almost as exciting as the canoe trip through the cave.

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San Ignacio Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left San Ignacio Town, Cayo District at 8:00 a.m. and reach at Barton Creek at 8:40 a.m. for a half day Tour. We drove on the George Price Highway to Georgeville Village then took a right turn onto a dirt road for three miles on the Chiquibul road meeting a sign with Baron Creek on it on the left... More 

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Vista, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ever been through a cave in a canoe? Here's your change. Great experience with lots of historic content.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had wanted to do a cave excursion and opted to go for the Barton Creek rather than ATM. We had our own rental SUV so made the short trip from San Igancio. The cave is located within this gorgeous park area. When talking with the park staff, they had recommended to go with David's tour group (the owner of the... More 

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Thank Danny L
Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ramon was our guide with Cayo Adventure Tours. He was very informative and enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the cave and the Mayans. Nice canoe trip with the guide doing the paddling. They furnished the helmets and life vests. There was no fear of getting wet so bring your camera.

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New York City, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barton Creek Cave might be the highlight of my trip to Belize. I reasoned that I'd prefer a serene ride in a canoe to a soggy trek through ATM. Sadly I can't directly compare the two -- but I can say that this cave is like no place I've ever been before. It doesn't feel of this earth. The majestic... More 

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Connecticut
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glorious and spectacular geologic formations as we traveled through in our canoes. David's knowledge of this amazing cave was extensive, and it was clear he was passionate about sharing it with us! Thank you David.

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Thank MKRConnecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Felt adventurous without risking life and limb like some other cave 'tours'. Nice canoe trip to see some remnants of Mayan culture. Still felt very remote - pitch black with the lights out.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The drive down to Barton creek is almost as interesting as the canoe tour of the cave! Passing the Amish farms and crossing the river is pretty awesome. After putting on the life jacket and helmet we got in our canoe and headed off with our guide into the cave. It doesn't take long for the natural light to disappear... More 

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Dillingham, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This was a great tour paddling canoes into another big cave. Went to Mike'sPlace on Christmas Day after another tour guide didn't show. Guide Carlos was fun and informative. You don't have to get all wet on this one - unlike ATM- and still get a great cave ride and education. It does take a long bumpy car ride to... More 

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