Barton Creek Cave, near San Ignacio in the Cayo District, was long used by the Maya for ceremonial purposes; today it also attracts adventure travelers. Instead of climbing up pyramids like you might at other Mayan sites, Barton Creek Cave is explored only via canoe with a guide. You’ll paddle up the river while a guide shines a spotlight toward the ceilings with their cathedral-like heights and impressive stalagmites and stalactites. The Mayan artifacts visible from your canoe make history feel as close as ever. The cave is a staggering seven miles long, though tours typically only travel a mile or so—a reminder that there is so much to explore in Belize. S&L Travel and Tours can organize the transfer and tour.
To learn more about the many adventures waiting in the seven regions of Belize, visit travelbelize.org.