Thursday, March 7, 2019

Caye Caulker - Belize

A day of boat rides and learning to "Go Slow"  - We took a 30 minute boat ride to Caye Caulker, the second largest island in Belize. There are no cars here, just bicycles, golf carts, and walking... "Go Slow" is the motto for this very laid back island. Heather is posing by "The Split" - a gap in the island created by Hurricane Hattie in 1961.



The Lazy Lizard is a bar located right on "The Split" - a great place to hang-out and meet the locals.

Local flavor at the bar area of the Lazy Lizard.

This local bakery vendor sold us some very tasty banana bread and coconut bars - all made fresh that morning.

There are really no large beaches or resorts on Caye Caulker. The locals here want the sea grass beds to remain intact (no dredging allowed to create beach areas) so erosion will be kept at bay.

There are some nice areas to hang-out along the shoreline and enjoy the views looking out towards the Belize Barrier Reef. Snorkeling and diving are the most popular activities available on Caye Caulker. Plenty of other activities too - like kite surfing, paddle boarding, and sea kayaking.

Parting shot - This dog summed up the lifestyle - "Go Slow"   I tend to walk a little fast and several times locals told me to "Go Slow" - so I slowed down, no need to be in a hurry in Caye Caulker.