Blogs from Caye Caulker, Belize Barrier Reef, Belize, Central America Caribbean - page 10


hola! so now we are in belize... all of a sudden EVERYTHING from taxis to milk has at least doubled in price! taxi drivers seem like extortionists to us! but we paid the $30belize to get from the border to a town called San Ignacio, a bit of a border town but with many other attractions close by, worth the visit! (the belize dollar is exactly 2 to the US dollar so we're about the same, just for those interested). We found a hostel called Bella's backpackers run by a woman called Natasha who's daughter is called Bella... hence the name! we arrived so early in the morning that we had time to get our bearings and then for a small fee Natasha and Bella and a few other young girls came with us to the ... read more
cahal pech ruins, san ignacio
dario on the river
mouth of ATM cave

So after a well deserved night in the Holiday Inn, Tandi and I met the boys on the beach in Playa Del Carmen. This place was such a sweet town.. awesome beach, excellent nightlife and super yummy food. The first night started off with Mexican food, several margaritas and tequila shots.. from there on you can use your imagination. The next few nights followed a similar pattern, and Sean's streak of not vomiting has now come to an end. During the day, we spent most of our time hanging on the beach, where Stuey forgot how delicate his skin is and morphed into a lobster. One day Tanz and I took a day trip to see Chichen Itza, a seventh wonder of the world, and another day we visited Isla Mujeres on a yacht. For some ... read more

hallo zusammen hier noch ein paar Foeteli von Caye Caulker..... nicht vergessen.... no stress...."go slow" :-)... read more
Tree Tops Guesthouse
Caye Caulker, Belize
In allen Himmelsrichtungen....

Travel in Belize was a pleasant surprise. As a former British colony, English abounds (which for this mono-language individual is a blessing). I started out my trip by flying into Belize City, catching a taxi to the water taxi area and off to Caye Caulker. The trip from the airport is a flat $25 US. The water taxi runs $20 US for a round trip ticket. I pre-booked my accommodations on Caye Caulker at The Tropics and paid about $45 a night for a private bungalow. There are many options for accommodations on the island and I'm not sure that pre booking is ever a problem. Prices range from $10 - $100 a night. There is a delightful backpacker's hotel - Tina's/Yuma that I would definitely consider for a return trip. Likewise, booking excursions is easily ... read more
caye caulker
caye caulker

Hallo zusammen Hier nur ein ganz kleiner Bericht. Wir waren ja, ca. 1 Woche in Belize auf der Insel Caye Caulker...., Fotos von der Insel werden noch folgen, da sie noch auf dem Chip sind. Die Insel hat mir super gefallen. Motto der Insel ist: "go slow" ! Ueberall hoert man, "yeah men.... go slow"... :-) wirklich ein Oertchen zum entspannen und die Seele baumeln lassen! Nachdem wir ca. 6 Jahre nicht mehr getaucht sind, haben wir uns wieder daran gewagt und wir hatten viel Spass! Zuerst machten wir zwei nicht so tiefe Tauchgange.... bei "Hol Chan" (ein Naturschutzgebiet), damit wir uns wieder ans tauchen gewoehnen. Ging alles super. Ebenfalls machten wir noch einen Schnorchelausflug mit "Juni", das ist ein 72Jahre alter Belizianer...... und der Ausflug war wirklich super..... er erinnerte mich ein bischen an dem ... read more
coole Korallenformationen

Okay so it’s been a while since our last blog and a lot has happened!! We spent a lazy few days back in Lima, nothing too exciting, just soaked up a last piece of South America. Stayed in Miroflores this time and not downtown Lima which gave us a totally different feel for the city. Anyways, we flew out of Lima, through El Salvador, and into Belize City! As soon as we boarded the plane to Belize the people changed, as soon as we stepped off the plane, the humidity smacked us straight away. As we drove into the city, the taxi driver warned us not to venture out after dark!! We checked into the ´seaside breeze´ hostel, a dilapidated building run by an ex Californian Mitch who had definitely indulged far too much in illegal ... read more
The only good part about Belize city..the hammock
Ready for the island
Tropical Paradise

Sunday 29th August We passed through Bacalar Lagoon and Chetumal and our decision to miss them out was a wise one as these two towns are a bit run down. dont get me wrong we could stay here but caye caulker sounds more appealing and we just want to have a good long stay in one location. So we arrive at the ferry port in Chetumal and once we got passed the sniffer dogs and military security we were on our way across chetumal bay in a really quick water taxi. There were about 30 of us on this 25 ft boat which had three 250hp outboard motors. Most of the passengers were people that lived on the islands. we were told they use the boat to go to the larger supermarkets on the mainland to ... read more
main street
veiw at lunchtime
view from door

We found ourselves in Belize almost by mistake.  Like all good travel, you only plan your next destination when you have to leave the current one.  In this case we were on our way to book our bus to Palenque and found ourselves saying "Belize City".  The ticket was written before we had time to change our minds.  So on a 5am "luxury" bus (never, ever, under any circumstances, believe the hype about C American tours) with leg room for anyone under 5ft, we made our way to the border, onwards to the ferry terminal, and finally a boat to Caye Caulker.  We were on the beach before midday and burnt by 1pm.  To keep costs down we took a beach hut for 4 people with Frank and Alex. However, after finding out mochila terrorists set ... read more
Nurse Shark
Rum Punch

Loving Caye Caulker more and more as I'm here longer! Have had a great couple of days! Wednesday was a day just chilling in the sun and the sea by the beach as we were feeling a little tender from OCEANSIDE nightclub the night before! Was a very funny night and a late one! Have got very friendly with the group of 11 that we met on the bus from Guatemala - they are all couples/one group of three that have met along the road. Paul (english) and nic (australian) are from London and have been travelling for years, have some great stories and at 38 Paul is the dad of the group! Then there's Allie and RoseMarie, Both doing medicine for their 2nd degree at St Barts london. Allie went to bristol first so has ... read more

Belize!! Got to Caye Caulker at about midday today after getting up early AGAIN! Travelled on a bus with 11 English travellers to the Guatemalan border, and then across to Belize city for the water taxi. The weather here isnt great today, quite windy and rainy but still really warm and nice to be out and about in! Went for a walk around the perimeter of the whole island today, half of it through mangroves and tried some sea grapes, given to us by some local children! The island is very laid back, with Rastafarian and African American vibes. · Just taken our clothes to the laundry (cant. wait to get them back!!) and bought some Rum for later tonight with the English group. Bumped into Rodrigo and Sarah (the norweigans from Flores) too which was ... read more

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