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 lots to see if you venture off the main “road”.
We headed down into town from our cabana. Once the main road ends you can take a little side path down to the beach.
We rode along the beach for a little while before taking a break to watch some locals doing some early morning fishing.
After riding past some small resorts on the beach you reach the bike path and its smooth riding…at least for a few minutes.
Had to cross over a rickety bridge…
And came to a fork in the road. Not wanting to potentially trespass on someone’s private property we opted for the public access trail.
But we soon realized the public access trail was ridiculously muddy…not passable by bike.
We thought our exploration was over and we started to turn around, but a local on a bike saw us and motioned for us to follow him down the private path.
So we followed him for a bit. We still had to maneuver around some water though.
Eventually we came out by the airport runway.
From here we rode around the back of the island and checked out the cool houses.
Rode past the school…
Saw beer being delivered throughout the island via a tractor…
Came upon a bakery…
Bought a few sweets…
Stopped for a coffee…I think it may have been too early for tacos.
Then headed back up the main road towards our cabana.
A leisurely laid-back ride on a laid-back island.