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Barton Creek: San Ignacio

Barton Creek: San Ignacio

As a historically important site, Barton Creek Cave is a sprawling system with a recorded 6,400 meters of passages and an estimated 8 kilometers more. Unlike many of the other caves through Belize, it’s the calm creek flowing through it that makes this adventure the least difficult of all the cave tours.

Done entirely in canoes, visitors are gently whisked into the cathedral-like entrance with its towering stalactites and gorgeous structures only to soon find themselves immersed in the dark of the cave system with only the lights on the boats to reveal the mysteries inside.

As a cave, Barton Creek served as an important place of worship for the ancient Maya. Though looting was rampant upon discovery of the system, Barton Creek has nevertheless remained a place of historical significance. Archaeologists still find remnants of Mayan culture within and have found no less than 28 different human remains. Even with such a large collection of historical majesty, it’s the natural formations that make this cave truly special.

More Information:

  • Morning Tour Time : 8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m
  • Afternoon Tour Time : 1:00 p.m or 5:00 p.m
  • Per Person Price : $90.00
  • Minimum : 2 pax (private tour)
  • What's Included : Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, All equipment, & Waters
  • Important : For pickup/drop off beyond 1.5 miles outside of San Ignacio Town and additional fee starting at $15 per person will applied
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