Blogs from Caye Caulker, Belize Barrier Reef, Belize, Central America Caribbean


When in Mexico, you do as the Mexican's do, that's tequila shots, when in Belize do as the Beliazian's do, that's beer thirty and rum o'clock. After a short taxi ride from our lake paradise we arrived in Chetemal, Mexico's border town with Belize, we brought a very expensive ferry ticket over to Caye Caulker 65US, then hung around as you do at borders joining different queues and answering funny questions. Luckily we had emails with our flight break down showing Mexican taxes paid, many people who book though and agent don't have this and then have to pay £15 to exit Mexico, top tip keep that breakdown safe! The crossing to San Pedro is two hours of probably the bumpiest boat journey I have ever been on, it's a small boat and we were riding ... read more
The Split
Manatees (Seacows)
Nursing sharks, next to us in the sea! Agh

My time in Mexico has come and gone at quite a rapid pace! I feel that it was both long enough and not long enough at the same time. I know that I got exactly what I needed and intended from my time there. It is a place where you can’t help but feel super comfortable in, like being cocooned in a warm, fuzzy blanket! My wonderful friendships I formed there were hard to leave, but I know that I can make those connections anywhere in the world if I’m open to it! Puerto Escondido was an absolute pleasure to have had as my first stop out of my county, I picked it for a reason for sure! I walked away with a range of interesting experiences and new perspectives. The childhood deconditioning retreat I took ... read more
Heeeeeere's Caye Caulker:)
My Belizean Soul Mate Kitty:)
How f*uckin gorgeous is this?!

On Sunday 10 we left Belize City and caught the 12pm water taxi to the Island of Caye Caulker. Mal and I went across in a boat very similar in size to a speed boat and we were a little worried about our 45 minute trip across the Caribbean sea. It was a little bouncy but actually turned out to be ok. We took a taxi (golf cart!) to our hotel, Sophie's Guest rooms, which are a row of beach huts on the waterfront near to the end of the island and close to the split - a popular swimming area. We had paid a little extra to get the only room with a sea view and it was definitely worth it as the view was gorgeous. We decided to enjoy the view first hand and ... read more

So ends my Belizean travels, but not before I hit Caye Caulker. Caye Caulker is a small island around an hour trip from Belize City. I arrived to find out that there were actually other British citizens In Belize. In fact all the other British citizens that came to Belize. I don't blame them- chilled out, beautiful, clear sea, nice food, accommodation and brilliant snorkelling. So as expected, it was pricey, but I only had a few days there to chill and enjoy. I spent many hours on the Split (so called as a hurricane split the island) everyone sunbathes and chills out there, it is conveniently located next to a bar and is at the end of the main road. On the island I met 2 other British medical students travelling Central America. We got ... read more

Et nous fûmes 3 ! Ça y est, la bande est au complet ! Et pour bien tous être au même diapason, lorsque Dams arrive en bateau sur la petite île de Caye Caulker (à quelques kilomètres de la 2ème plus grande barrière de corail du monde), c'est en canoë que nous rejoignons l'auberge où l'ambiance backpackers est omniprésente. Yanno et Marco y sont déjà depuis quelques jours, à faire de belles rencontres tout en buvant "allègrement", et l'arrivée de Damien n'entamera pas leur rythme bien soutenu ! C'est ainsi surtout de nuit que nous découvrons l'île et son ambiance très festive. Du coup, entre apéros et baignades dans un océan d'un bleu azur, nous partons toute une aprem faire du snorkeling découvrir la faune et la flore environnante. Un premier arrêt nous permet d'observer les ... read more
Du farniente...

Our Arrival We arrived at the San Pedro water taxi dock on the East side of the island in torrential rain. There were some touts waiting to show rooms although most seemed pretty expensive. I waited with the bags under shelter whilst Gearoid went to look at the cheapest one for B$35. The rain started to ease so we decided to walk around and check some more places. Most were pretty expensive (about B$50/60 for a room) however after nearly an hour we found a really good guesthouse. Where We Stayed Sandy Lane Guesthouse - B$21.80 for a double room with sink and shared bathroom. Private bathrooms are available for B$38. The guesthouse is located at the bottom of the football pitch on the corner with middle street. From the ferry walk 1 1/2 blocks North ... read more

This is how we got from Flores Guatemala to Caye Caulker Belize. 1. We booked our bus to Belize City through Hostel Los Amigos in Flores for Q100. The bus picked us up at 5am, drove around picking a few more people up from different places and left the island at 5:25am. 2. We arrived at the border at 7:20am. Just before the border a cambio man got on the bus to change money claiming that at the border there was a worse rate, however the other changers at the border when you got off the bus offered the same rate. 3. The bus stopped with Guatemalan immigration on the right. No questions asked and no forms required. It cost B$5 or Q20 to get a stamp. When we were leaving we answered a tourism questionnaire. ... read more

Ostatnie dwa dni to pobyt na Caye Caulker w Belize. Początkowo z Flores miałem zamiar jechać do Rio Dulce i Livingstone w Gwatemali, ale po rozmowach z napotkanymi ludźmi doszedłem do wniosku, że nie ma to sensu. Czasowo nie dałbym rady wrócić do Mexico City. Pozostał więc przejazd z Flores do Belize. Z polecanych miejsc w Belize wybrałem Caye Caulker (jest też niejako po drodze na Jukatan). Wyjazd z Flores o godzinie 5-tej rano. Zanim bus zbierze ludzi ze wszystkich hoteli mija dobra godzina. Droga do przejścia granicznego jest całkiem znośna. Wkurza tylko to, że kierowca nie zatrzymuje sie na jakieś śniadanie. Odprawa graniczna odbywa sie dosyć sprawnie. W busie poznaję kolejnych Polaków:-) Za przejściem widzę Panią z ¨jadłodajnią na kółkach¨, która sprzedaje śniadania. Zgodziła się przyjąć ode mnie ostatnie gwatemalskie pieniędze (quetzale),... read more
Maksyma lokalesow
Coco coco euro spoko :-)

Dec. 2013 Belize Bonnie and I met in Cancun Aiport, took a bus to Belize City. We arrived there early in the morning after a long night bus ride. From Belize we took a boat- called Watertaxi- to Caye Caulker. We stayed a few days on Caye Caulker and used it as a starting point for a few divetrips. Unfortunately we had quite some rainy days on Caye Caulker. We ended up getting really wet - and not always because of diving... We only had one wonderful sunny day of diving (of Ambergis Caye), a lot of the other days were rainy and wet. The divesites we visited were in the Lighthouse reef and at Turneffe Atoll. Nice sites, the great blue hole and half moon caye wall. Funny movie sequence . After the days of ... read more
Street after rain in Caye Caulker
Bonnie and a cuddly stingray
Me and a nurseshark

The day after Tikal we woke up early (4:30ish) to catch our shuttle to Belize City. There we met up with Dan's friend, Charlie, and the 4 of us took a water taxi to Caye Caulker ( Key Cock-er ), an island about 45 minutes (by boat) from the city. We spent Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday on the island just loving life. Our hostel was a not-so-fabulous place appropriately named Dirty McNasty's (I seriously couldn't make this up if I tried). They weren't TOO expensive, but there were bugs everywhere and it was really... ick. Luckily we really didn't spend too much time in the hostel room. There were hammocks we took advantage of once or twice. Most of our time was spent at a place called The Splits. It's a super touristy area at ... read more
Caribbean Sea
At night
Roger and Dan

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