Barton Creek Cave, Cayo

#3 of 16 in Nature in Cayo
Must see · 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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  • We went out on our own with our 4x4 truck and decided to try the "high road" entrance as was closest to our resort Blancaneaux Lodge. It was quite an adventure getting there and we are used to...  more »
  • Such a nice, peaceful way to experience these caves, paddling through in a canoe. We were fortunate that we were the only canoes on the river at the time so there were no distractions.  more »
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