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Address: Mountain Pine Ridge Area, Belize

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

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We were on a guided tour of several sites that are located in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve by San Ignacio. I would recommend a tour and their vehicle as the road to it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nita W
Northfield, Minnesota
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Northfield, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a guided tour of several sites that are located in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve by San Ignacio. I would recommend a tour and their vehicle as the road to it is challenging. You pass wonderful nature and cultural sites all the way and we enjoyed our day. A highlight was the Rio Frio Cave. Check... More 

Thank Nita W
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stopped here after Caracal tour since we had our own car. The cave is huge and restrictions are non-existent so the kids could climb responsibly and get a feel for the scope. It is a nice way to stretch your legs from the bumpy road and cook off from the heat of hiking the temples. Well worth the stop.

Thank WonderingMomma
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Interesting cave with some historical significance. When we stopped the sound of cicadas was amazing loud and nearly as exciting as the cave itself. Pools to take a dip in.

Thank underthepines
Parnu, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you're driving to Caracol, do not miss it! Its really close to the main road to Caracol and a must see if in the area. Massive cave that has openings on both sides that you can see when you just step in and take about 20 steps :) Surrounded by beautiful lush jungle.

Thank Meriliis S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 

Thank Eric V
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

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

Thank RaquelleA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Houston_Eriol
New Harmony, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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.

Thank DljUtah
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Reviewed 29 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 

Thank Troy M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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