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Barton Creek Cave

| Upper Barton Creek, Belize
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Cave Exploration by canoe , deep into the Maya Mountains on the Barton Creek . See where the Maya held rituals to there Gods of the underworld.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canoe trip” (21 reviews)
“mike's place” (15 reviews)
“barton creek” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Upper Barton Creek, Belize
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"canoe trip"
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"mike's place"
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"barton creek"
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"mayan artifacts"
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"mennonite community"
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"unique experience"
in 10 reviews
"natural wonder"
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"amazing formations"
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"wheel drive"
in 5 reviews
"pottery shards"
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"usd per person"
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"human sacrifices"
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"history lesson"
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"river crossing"
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"life jackets"
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"dry season"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I drove ourselves down to Mike's place and had an awesome afternoon. I loved the drive and did not need 4wd to get down there. Getting up the 4wd was helpful as the hill gets very steep and is rocky (def. Needed...More

Thank Jordan W
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We stumbled upon this little tour company while walking the streets in San Ignacio. Highly recommend going with David as opposed to other tour companies. David is Mayan and very passionate and knowledge about the history and the formations within the cave. He uses high...More

Thank tanderson8
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

It's quite a mission to get there if you drive yourself. When we finally arrived in mid afternoon we were met by a rather disinterested guy at the entrance to the restaurant called Mike's Place - who said that he was in charge. In fact...More

Thank Bathbiggles
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BCCBelize, Manager at Barton Creek Cave, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

To bad you did not see the cave system and jugding it when you did not see it , calling it a rip off when you did not even see it is out of line , campared to other guided tours this is a very...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

My 80 year old mom, my friend and I drove to the cave yesterday in our own 4 wheel drive car. The signage to get there were ok, but just before we got to our destination, we encountered a wide, low creek crossing the road....More

1  Thank Jenny L
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We are a family of 5 with two adult children and a 12 year old. On this visit, we had two canoes. Two of us were with the guide and the other 3 were with my husband. It’s a tour of a cave in a...More

Thank Brigbilco
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BCCBelize, Manager at Barton Creek Cave, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

The tour can be boring or exciting based on the tour guide and the depth and length of the Tour, Many guest who have done the tour with guides direct from the site at Mikes place have said the tour was better then ATM ,...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Being Texans, it was fun to visit another Barton Creek in Belize. The cave tour via canoe was incredible and took you back in time to the Maya. Fun for the whole family and you can do a quick swim in the rustic waters at...More

Thank Txnbybirth
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We drove up here on a whim (saw the sign on Western Highway). Road is a little rough getting in and out, but cave was worth seeing if you are into that sort of thing. Go to Mike's Place next door and arrange a guide...More

2  Thank BaileyBunch9
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

This was another highlight of my trip!! Maybe not so much for the cave but because my guide was so EXTREMELY knowledgeable on this tour. Learnt more on that trip than any other tour!!!

Thank marlene m
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Tour guides take you into a cave in a canoe. My husband a daughter were in one boat and the guide had our son and myself. They won't let you go in by yourselves. They will turn off the lights for a few seconds so...More

Thank Socomom2
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We did this as an alternative while the rest of our group did the ATM caves. It was okay. I'm not a big fan of caves which is why I didn't want to do the ATM caves and this was pretty much the same. It's...More

Thank Travelbounce
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Alenna P
December 23, 2017|
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Response from BCCBelize | Property representative |
You can easily drive here, There are two ways one is completely dry and the other is a river crossing , Currently the river is about 6 inch deep , this varies on and in rainy season . Coming from Georgeville the first... More
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Frank M
September 7, 2017|
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Response from BCCBelize | Property representative |
If you drive to the cave you will get a local guide who grew up here on site and will do a very special and different tour then the organized tours from town ... The price is 50 US each , the drive is good and a lot of fun... More
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Response from Jenny L | Reviewed this property |
I was told at the cave that you are not allowed to enter the cave on your own. It’s really not worth going anyway. It’s boring.
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