Traveling to the Cayes

Today we traveled from Hopkins on the coastal mainland to Caye Caulker, a small island off the coast of Belize. After a three hour drive and a crowded water taxi ride, we landed on Caye Caulker. Caye Caulker is the southern neighbor of the popular Ambergris Caye. While Ambergris is known for luxury accommodations, Caye Caulker attracts a more laid back, backpacker crowd.

The island has less than 2000 residents and is comprised of three streets: front, middle, and back street.

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Traffic in Caye Caulker

The only modes of transportation are walking, biking, or taking a golf cart taxi. We are staying at the Ocean Pearl, which is another basic but clean hotel of 10 rooms. Gertrude, an Austrian lady runs the place, along with the dive shop across the street. She’s been here 26 years and says she’ll never leave.

After lunch at at a place near the water taxi landing we walked the island checking out the bars, restaurants and shops. Our evening was spent at a place called Enjoy that was half Chinese restaurant half beach bar. Two for one rum punch with travelers from all over the world made it a fun evening.

Tomorrow we go snorkeling on the world’s second largest barrier reef. Stay tuned.

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