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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the other reviews scare you! If your somewhat active and in half decent shape and not overly claustrophobic, than this is for you! Yes it's harder than the ATM tour, but it's a different type of experience. Once in a lifetime type stuff!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adam G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Read everyone's reviews carefully and plan accordingly. I didn't and I showed up in running shoes and my teenage sons in white sneakers which were huge mistakes and I never heard the end of it. 2. This is significantly harder than ATM caves. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Josh W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an incredible experience and I'm glad my wife and I took the challenge to make it through this cave. Our guide Giovanni took us up a short (45 min) hike to the cave entrance and we proceeded to spend 3-4 hours of physical...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joffreyjames
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This cave adventure is not a sight-seeing tour. This is full-on cave exploration. Unless you are a spelunker, you’ve probably never done anything like this before. It’s physically challenging. It’s dirty. It’s dangerous. It’s AWESOME! We booked through a third party vendor and they did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

As a person who considers herself physically fit, I always love a good challenge. The thing about Crystal Cave is that although it is a physical challenge (yes you will be free climbing, crawling, and making your way deep into the cave with no assistance...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LeaElle
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We were told that we needed to be prepared mentally and physically for this caving experience but that it was also worth it. It definitely was mind blowing. We started at the early hours of the morning and tracked up the jungle to the opening...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Elowishes
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This was beautiful and so much fun. After days of hot humid excursions, spending some time in the caves was a welcome reprieve. Highly recommend. We had Miriam and Nancy as our site guides and they were incredible.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank msmccorm
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful cave is a truly unique experience. It is not too challenging though it can be a little claustrophobic. For the adventurous, it is an absolute wonder. With a proper guide, you'll learn all about Mayan sacrifices and geological formations. And unlike ATM, you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CarrieRyuko
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

A true caving experience. Physically challenging, but not overly so, that will leave you in awe of the beauty of the cave. Make sure to wear clothing that you don't mind potentiality ruining.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank selyoink
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We had a guide and went down deep into the Crystal Cave! It was a very cool experience, very dark, quiet and damp in the cave. There were times where we needed to squeeze through cracks and crevices. Bring spare batteries incase your lights go...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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hclark2018
April 14, 2018|
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Response from DHer218 | Reviewed this property |
The passages at Crystal Cave are no comparison. Some of them are narrow enough for an average sized person like me to have to take her small backpack off to climb through. There are no tunnels or passages in ATM that you... More
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chicaMN
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I need some help with our plans. (3 Replies)
Last year was our first trip to Belize. We stayed on AC and loved it!! This year we would like to do at least one of the inland tours prior to going to AC. So here are my questions. Would you pick ATM or Crystal Cave? If we didn't want to really do any other tours would you ever stay on the beach on the main land or still go to AC? We would not want to rent a car and like the convenience of walking to restaurants, bars, etc on AC. Not sure if there is any place like that on the main land....More
May 29, 2014|
Response fromkatievalk|
If you want a cave tour, arrive and transfer to Cayo. Stay at a jungle lodge near the cave you want to visit. San Ignacio town is nice to visit and walk around in and has restaurant and bars, but is certainly more laid back than Ambergris.
tgera1
Saint Louis, Missouri
Crystal Cave Tubing (0 Replies)
anyone out there have any experience cave tubing through Crystal Cave. any feedback our comments on your experience. was it just awesome! anything you can share would be appreciated. considering a crystal cave tubing and zip lining excursion in July
June 08, 2016|
hopefulist
The Dalles, Oregon
Trip #6 to Belize - lots of questions! (5 Replies)
I'm planning a return trip in the fall with friends and am interested in finally seeing Caracol and the Mt. Pine Ridge and maybe experiencing the Mt. Cow Cave. :: Are Mt. Cow and Crystal Cave the same? :: Tips on choice of guides/agencies for that trip and for Caracol/MPR? We'll probably base outside of San Ignacio, maybe Macal Jungle Camp again - we loved that place years ago. :: Other junglish lodging options you recommend? I am particularly interested in budgetish, locally or...More
January 06, 2016|
Response fromrodolfo j|
There are many operators going to Caracol and some of them also include some birding, just ask beforehand, Eric from Crystal Paradise resort is excellent for birding at Caracol. A couple months ago we took a birding trip to Caracol and counted over 70 species in just a few hours. Tody Mot mot, crested Guam and mealy parrot are just some of my favourites we saw that day. In fact Cahal Pech and Xunantunich offer rich birding opportunities. If you love birding then I would strongly rec'd...More