Barton Creek Cave, Cayo

#3 of 19 in Nature in Cayo
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, Cayo 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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  • This is an amazing cave for a short visit, but my first thought was, Wedding Site! Ages 3-70 had fun here  more »
  • The road to this place is HORRIFIC. I hope they pave them soon, but then this place would probably become an annoying tourist trap and it would lose its charm. Make sure you take an SUV or something t...  more »
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