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Barton Creek Cave, San Antonio

#3 of 16 in Nature in Cayo
Cave · Nature / Park
Paddle through and explore the mystical Barton Creek Cave, an ancient site used by the Mayans for burial and ceremonial purposes. The jade-colored water runs for 6.4 km (4 mi) inside the caves surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. You can spend time paddling for more than an hour with a spotlight discovering rock flows and cathedral chambers. Observe Mayan pottery shards and the bone remains of more than 28 humans dating back to 200 CE. Watch for bats inside the caves as well. With our online itinerary creator, San Antonio attractions like Barton Creek Cave can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Amazing experience! We drove ourselves (requires 4WD) and I HIGHLY recommend you don't take El Progresso Road - which is the steepest road in Belize. We came in that way, and left via Upper Barton...  more »
  • Was staying at a jungle camp and had booked this side trip. A man from the camp took us there, paddled the canoe and showed us the highlights. Well worth seeing. Travelled five years ago.  more »

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