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I had one day left in San Pedro and everyone was asking, “where to next?”
They warned me.
“Nah! You should stay here. This is where the action is. Caye Caulker is boring.”
“There’s not much to do there. It’s very quiet.”
“Two days is enough.”
Each time I nodded and smiled. I’ve traveled enough to know I can’t form an opinion on a place until I’ve visited and stayed there myself. So I decided to brush aside the comments and give Caye Caulker a chance from the moment I stepped off that water taxi.
It wasn’t hard. As soon as I was off the boat and walking along the dock, I felt a completely different atmosphere. Still water, the sound of bicycles crushing sand on “front street” by the water taxi stop, the occasional shout from one local to the other and a reggae tune from someone’s stereo, all while waiting for my pick up.
And after four days, the feeling was no different. I wanted to stay longer. Even if it was just to sit and write by the sea or mingle more with the locals or maybe just walk some more around town. There just is much, much more to Caye Caulker than all of what I’ve done below. That rest, you’ll have to discover for yourself.
I can say though, two of the most exciting moments in my travels to Belize took place here. I went fishing for the first time, bringing in a Permit and I also hooked a tarpon. I snorkeled and watched manatees——> Continue reading
Boat captain and guide Ian, from E-Z Boy Tours, has made a lot of friends in the sea over the years. At first I was worried (I can’t help but remember how Steve Irwin died) but he reassured me. This is his best stingray friend at the Caye Caulker local marine (protected) reserve, off the Belize Barrier Reef and just a ten-minute ride from the island. There are lots of stingrays and nurse sharks here, and this particular one recognizes Ian every time he gets in the water. He hurries to come greet, hug and frolick with him. Such smart creatures!