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Address: Mountain Pine Ridge Area, Belize
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This cave is located in a beautiful part of Belize and features Mayan...

This cave is located in a beautiful part of Belize and features Mayan relics and a 65-foot tall opening.

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Rio On Pool, Rio Frio Cave and Caracol Maya Ruin Tour
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Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

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Beautiful cave provides evidence of Mayan ceremonies

Large cave with a river running through it. Evidence of stalagmites and stalactites, as well as fruit bats sleeping in the ceilings. We went with our Blancaneaux lodge hotel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road to the Pine Ridge area from the main road in San Ignacio (or, 'hi way' as they call them in Belize) is very bumpy. Have a suitable car. We were there in the dry season. I'd hate to think what some washed out gullies are like in the wet season. But, once there, the Rio Frio cave is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an amazing experience canoeing in the dark with only torchlight through an ancient cave with fantastic stalactite and stalagmite formations, Not to be missed!

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped on the way to Caracol. Pretty amazing cave but short – easy to explore either going up high or low. Note that it is free but it is a long bumpy drive.

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New Harmony, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Do not make a special trip to see this. My guess is that 100% of visitors swing by this on their way to or from Caracol. In that case, it's worth it. Pretty neat cave, but nothing super special.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The river runs through the cave, and there are openings to the outside on both ends. It's more like a very big open tunnel. Because of the openings, you get a lot of sunlight inside the cave to see details you might miss in many other caves. We visited as part of a tour of the Mountain Pine Ridge area.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is the first stop on all tours to Caracol and would be impossible to visit without a driver and or guide. A smallish cave, it's an easy climb to reach on foot from the parking lot and well worth seeing. There's a river running through the cave, that opens into a swimming spot if you want to take a... More 

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Cristo Rey, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a great spot for those that are afraid of closed in spaces, but want to see a cave. It is more of a TALL tunnel. The cave has large openings on both ends. You can't see the far end until you walk up to the entrance though. It is TOTALLY free! There is an outhouse there - but... More 

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Southport, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Large cave with a river running through it. Evidence of stalagmites and stalactites, as well as fruit bats sleeping in the ceilings. We went with our Blancaneaux lodge hotel guide, Eddie, who explained the history. The description of why various donations were made is critical and enhances the experience.

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Thank elaine3Southport
Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A small but massive cave. Great stop on the way to Caracol. Beautiful formations which are still actively growing. Only takes about 15 minutes to view.

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

It's a cave. It is very cool and worth a trip to see it if you have not already seen it once. I have seen it a few times and it is impressive, but if you are looking for a deep explorable cave, this is not it.

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