Category - Caye Caulker

small island living

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Exploring Caye Caulker from end to end
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Caulker- tiny Caye offers plenty of amenities
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Spearfishing in Caye Caulker
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Hopkins to Caulker- getting there and staying there
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Caye Caulker- tiny, charming, go slow
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Snorkeling day trip to Hol Chan and a stop in Caulker

Exploring Caye Caulker from end to end

We had taken a day trip to Caye Caulker a year ago, so we had a general idea of what the island was like. But this time we were staying for three nights,  so we had a lot more time to explore this laid-back island. Our lodging at Costa Maya Beach Cabanas offered free use of their bikes, so on our last full day on the island we took a leisurely ride around the island. The island is small so its easily explored on bike or foot and there’s…

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Caulker- tiny Caye offers plenty of amenities

Caye Caulker is tiny. Its 5 miles long (but “Split” in two) and less than a mile wide; easily explored on foot or bicycle. We had popped over on the water taxi from San Pedro to Caulker last year for a look around and loved the beauty and laid back vibe of the island. We decided Caulker warranted a second look this year and we were mainly curious of what the minuscule island had to offer besides the stunning sea and some cheap seafood. The main draws to…

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Spearfishing in Caye Caulker

The ocean is my hunting ground. A rubber band powered spear gun my instrument of death. My flippers sleekly propel me through the sea with the stealth of a mako shark.This is what I imagine spearfishing to be like. It was my most anticipated vacation activity. I told Phil for months that I wanted to learn how to spearfish- Survivor style. In my fantasies I envision myself free diving down to coral outcrops and hitting medium sized grouper with a Hawaiian Sling. We spent our first afternoon on…

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Hopkins to Caulker- getting there and staying there

This year we wanted to stay on Caye Caulker for a few days to really get a feel for the place. We’d day tripped to the tiny island from Ambergris Caye last year and loved it but wondered if it was too small to entertain us for an extended time (we’re looking for potential places to live after all). Would we get bored? Is there enough to do on such a small swath of land? We were going to find out but first we had to get there…

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Caye Caulker- tiny, charming, go slow

For what Caye Caulker lacks in size it more than makes up for in charm. Caulker is tiny but there is an abundance of beautiful hand painted signs, artists and craftsmen, restaurants and food carts, palm trees on white sand, laid back bars, sun bathing iguanas and wandering chickens. There is a school and a couple grocery stores and a bunch of guest houses and small hotels.  I don’t know what it would be like to live full time on such a tiny island but Caulker has me…

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Snorkeling day trip to Hol Chan and a stop in Caulker

There is no shortage of things to do on your vacation in San Pedro and you’ll have your choice of tour operators to choose from. We love to snorkel so we knew we’d want to see the Belize Barrier Reef that lies less than a mile off the shores of Ambergris Caye. It’s the second largest reef in the world and Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a few minutes by boat from the docks along San Pedro’s beaches.  We took a half-day sailing tour to snorkel the reef…

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