Like our Facebook page Follow us on Twitter See our videos on YouTube Follow us on Pinterest
Caves Branch
   

Adventure Blog

 

 

Caye Caulker Belize

 | 

Caye Caulker is a small island located five miles (eight kilometers) off the coast of the Belizean mainland. Often described as Ambergris Caye's hipper, younger sibling, Caye Caulker's unofficial motto is "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem."

Far less built up and crowded than Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker has managed to successfully hang onto its roots as a laid-back destination popular with backpackers and budget travelers. Caye Caulker is home to one of the liveliest Lobsterfests in the country where locals and visitors alike spend three days every summer celebrating the opening of the lobster fishing season with music, dance, drinks, and lots of savory lobster dishes.

On Caye Caulker, there are no cars. To get around, locals use golf carts or bicycles to negotiate the dirt roads. Caye Caulker is far from glamorous or glitzy, which is one of the reasons why it's such a popular destination for nature lovers.

Food and lodging options are limited, but it's still possible to stay at an affordable guest house. Several restaurants offer a variety of local cuisines for around $10. Caye Caulker is also an ideal place to enjoy a beach barbecue of fresh-caught seafood brought in daily by local fishermen.

Despite being reachable in 30 minutes by water taxi from Belize City, Caye Caulker is still almost entirely pristine. Gorgeous, white sand beaches ring the small island, and the crystal clear waters are ideal for snorkeling.

The most popular hangout area on the island is known simply as The Split, a narrow channel of water that bisects the island. The deep waters in The Split mean that it's free of marine plants, and it is one of the best areas to enjoy some swimming.

There's also a protected forest reserve at the northernmost tip of the island that serves as an important nesting and feeding site for bird species like the mangrove warbler, black catbird, and the tri-colored heron.

Caye Caulker lies along popular water taxi routes that travel onward to Ambergris Caye. Between Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye is the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, a protected marine area that is very popular for snorkeling and scuba diving. Inside the Hol Chan Marine Reserve lies Shark Ray Alley, a natural cut in the reef that attracts huge schools of nurse sharks and stingrays.

Also close to Caye Caulker is the Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary. This uninhabited area is where you can find vast beds of seagrass that support a thriving population of manatees.
 

6 reasons to visit belize with your family  About Belize  Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave  adventure tours  affordable winter destinations in belize  all inclusive belize  All Inclusive Family  Article  atm cave  ATM Cave Tour  Awards & Press  belize  belize activities  Belize Adventure  Belize Adventure Tours  Belize Adventure Travel  Belize All Inclusive  belize all inclusive honeymoon  Belize Birding  belize birding guides belize birding tours  belize birding resorts  belize birding tours  belize birding trips  belize birding vacations  belize birds  Belize Black Hole Drop  Belize Botanical Gardens  Belize Cave Tours  Belize Cave Tubing  Belize Caves  Belize Conservation  Belize Destinations  Belize Diving  Belize Eco Tours  Belize EcoTourism  belize family adventure  belize family destinations  belize family resorts  belize family resorts belize family vacation packages  belize family vacation  belize family vacation destination  belize family vacation packages  Belize Family Vacations  Belize Fauna  Belize Flora  belize for winter  Belize Gardens  Belize Honeymoon  belize honeymoon package  belize honeymoon packages  belize honeymoon resorts  belize honeymoons  Belize Horseback Riding  Belize Jungle  Belize Jungle Lodge  belize jungle resorts  Belize Kayaking  Belize Mayan Ruins  Belize Orchids  Belize Rainforest  Belize Rainforest Tours  Belize Resorts  Belize Snorkeling  belize tours  Belize Travel  belize travel news  Belize Tree Houses  belize trip  belize vacation packages  belize vacation packages all inclusive families  Belize Vacations  Belize Weather  Belize Wildife  belize winter escape  belize with kids  Belize Zip Line  Belizean Food  Best Destinations to Visit in the World  best things to do in belize  bird watching in belize  birding  birding in belize  birds of belize  Cave Tours of ATM  caves Branch  Caves Branch Botanical Gardens  caves branch jungle lodge  Caves Branch News  CB Recipes  Cheese Making  Cheese Making Workshops  Community Involvement  Community Service  Contest  discover magazine  family fun in belize  family vacations in belize  honeymoon belize  honeymoon in belize  honeymoon packages to belize  How to get to Caves Branch Jungle Lodge  How to get to Ian Anderson Caves Branch Jungle Lodge  How to Make Cheese  Ian Anderson Caves Branch News  Lonely Planet  Rainforest Belize  Recipes  Reviews & Guest Stories  Senior Adventures  Singles Adventure Travel  Solo Travelers  spring break adventure  spring break belize  spring break destinations  spring break holidays  spring break in belize  summer family travel  Summer in Belize  things to do in belize  top things to do in belize  Tours  travel to belize  Vacation Packages  Videos  visit belize  What to do in Belize  where to stay in belize  why visit belize  winter in belize  
Book Online Now!