6.27.2012

Wanderlust Wednesday: Caye Caulker


   There are two ways into Caye Caulker, the cheap way, which I took a few years ago and the expensive but incredibly faster way. For us, the cheap way was taking a bus from Tulum, Mexico, four hours to the border of Belize, and then another two or so hours into Belize City. From there we hopped on a local ferry and rode another two bumpy hours to Caye Caulker. 
As for my parents, this last winter they did it the easy/more expensive way. They still bussed in from Tulum, but once they reached the border they took a flight from Corazol   into Caye Caulker, I think it was only 30 minutes. 
Either way you get there, Caye Caulker is definitely worth the trip. 

Caye Caulker is a sleepy little island, with one town (it's really small), no vehicles, 
and pure white sand "roads." 
We rented bikes and cruised around the island and walked barefoot from the moment we stepped ashore. 
This led to a lot of lost shoes. 
Currency: Belize Dollar (2 to our 1)
Beer: Belikan
Hot Sauce: Marie Sharp
Food: Coconut rice + beans
Language: English + Patois (creole-ish english, sounds like pirates) 
One of my favorite memories from Caye Caulker is this little kid coming around to our guest house, selling fresh johnny cakes out of his bike basket for a Belizian dollar.
I spent a few weeks in Belize traveling from tip to tail, and Caye Caulker is still 
one of my favorite places in that country....Which is why, in September, we take off from our Mexican wedding to honeymoon in Caye Caulker. 

11 comments :

  1. I can't wait to go to Belize! It's so funny that you guys are going from Mexico wedding to Caye Caulkner...we're doing a Mexico wedding then kicking off a honeymoon in Belize too :). Great minds think alike I think! That beach bar looks so cool..bliss!

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  2. That is funny! Great minds do think alike! What part of Mexico are you getting married at? And what part of Belize are you going to for your honeymoon?

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  3. I wasn't a fan of Caye Caulker at all, it felt like a dirty tourist place. I ended up leaving early although I do hope to see more of Belize as I heard the rest of the country is quite different.

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  4. I want to go to Belize so bad!! jealous but love these pictures!

    xx, alisia e
    http://alisialynn.blogspot.com/

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  5. Ayngelina- sorry to hear about your caye caulker experience! I've only been in the way off season, but it is such a small island, I can only imagine how crowded it can get!

    And thanks Lena and Alisia! Glad you like the photos!

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  6. This place looks like paradise! What a perfect honeymoon destination :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  7. Thanks Jenna! Although I wish I could swing South Africa for a honeymoon!

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  8. nice pics!

    I got married in Mexico, too! where is your wedding?

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  9. It's going to be in Playa Del Carmen. Where did you get married!? I love Mexico so I kind of used my wedding as another excuse to get there :)

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  10. This is getting added to my list of places to go. Any place where I can say I spoke pirate sounds like the perfect vacation.

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