Barton Creek Cave

Glide through a remote underground water cave system in a canoe equipped with powerful spotlights. It is believed that the Maya once used this cave for ritual ceremonies. While canoeing through the cave see large and colorful formations, skeletal remains and other cultural artifacts left behind by the Maya centuries ago.

Barton Creek is a large river cave over 4 miles long. The cave consists of giant passages covered with numerous large stalactites and stalagmites. These cave features have made it a popular Belize travel destination.

Artifacts found at Barton Creek Cave suggest that the cave was used for a variety of purposes by the Maya people including agricultural rituals, fertility rites, ritual bloodletting, and even human sacrifice.

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Tour Duration: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What’s included: Transportation to and from your hotel, park entrance fee, all equipment, tour guide, water and sodas

What’s not included: Lunch

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Location: 45 minutes South East of San Ignacio

Travel time to site: 45 minutes

Remember to bring along: Bathing suit, sunscreen, insect repellent