Barton Creek Cave

Father and son paddling around the pools before entering the cave.

Father and son paddling around the pools before entering the cave

Barton Creek Cave is a natural cave located near San Ignacio that was once used by the ancient Maya for ceremonial activities. This stunning cave can only be explored by canoe and is considered one of Belize’s most fascinating natural and cultural wonders.

After entering the cave, you will travel approximately a mile along a meandering river flowing through the beautiful cathedral-like chambers and wide passages of the cavern.  Similar to Actun Tunichil Muknal, inside you can witness remarkable cave formations, Maya pottery and human sacrificial remains.

Taking this tour is perfect on a hot sunny day as you can swim in the surrounding refreshing pools or relax on the jungle beach – learning about caves, Belize wildlife and Maya cultural heritage will be a bonus.

Barton Creek Cave Tour:

The Barton Creek tour leaves at 9:00AM or 1:00PM from San Ignacio (your hotel location) and it takes approx. 4 to 5 hours. This tour can be done by anyone since it is very relaxed and leisurely.

Tour price:

  • 1-3 persons = $75 USD 
  • 4 persons and more = $50 USD

Included in the price is:

  • Transportation to and back
  • Special certified Cave guide

Things to bring on tour:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Light hiking shoes or closed toe sandals
  • Change of clothing if you plan to swim
  • Hat and sunglasses?

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