Barton Creek Cave; One of the World’s 9 most beautiful and unusual cave destinations

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Belize’s Barton Creek Cave has been listed as one of Nine Most beautiful and unusual cave destinations by Mother Nature Network.

 

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In the article entitled “9 of the world’s most beautiful and unusual cave destinations”  the Barton Creek Cave was described as:

Another underground waterway that makes it on to many tourists’ itineraries is the Barton Creek Cave in the Central American nation of Belize. This cave was considered the “underworld” by the ancient Mayans who inhabited the area and was used as a burial place. Human remains can still be found inside the cave. It is this unique history and Barton’s amazing rock formations that make it one of the more interesting of all of Central America’s underground attractions. Barton is located in the Cayo District, a region of Belize known for its eco-tourism. Tour companies offer guided canoe cruises through the cave. Truly adventurous travelers can swim in the cave’s waters. The  unusual nature of these underground waterways makes Barton an attractive caving option, but it is the cave’s spectacular domed chambers that earn it a place alongside the world’s best cave destinations.

Source: Mother Nature Network

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