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6 Things to Do on Caye Caulker Belize

Caye Caulker is the ultimate island destination in Belize if you want to chill and just an hour ferry ride from Belize City. Their motto is GO SLOW, and most people walk around the dirt roads barefoot. The Island is divided (A hurricane passed through in the 60’s, splitting the island in two) and now “the Split” is a popular hang out. Here are 6 things to do on your next trip to Caye Caulker, Belize.

  1. Get a tattoo! I mean if that’s your thing

I have become a one of those people who gets tattoos when I travel, and on a recent girls’ trip to Belize, we all got tattoos. We all got very small depictions of the ocean and the sun. We went to Hotmess Tattoo.

2. Feed the sting rays and watch the sunset by Iguana Reef Inn (4 pm daily)

Every day at 4 pm, people gather by the beach at Iguana Reef Inn to watch the sting rays come in and get fed. You can even try feeding them! The sunset is incredible, and having a chance to that close to rays is pretty amazing. Iguana Reef is located on the leeward side of the island – just ask anyone.

3. Sail or snorkel by Catamaran! 

If I’m not on the beach, I prefer to be on the water! Sailing is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of Belize. Take a day trip on a catamaran, and enjoy exploring the ocean. We even saw manatees! The catamaran tours are group events, and usually include food and always include rum punch. Just bring sunscreen:) I have gone with Wanderlust Catamaran Tours.

4. Jump into the Split

Jumping, diving and swimming into the Split is a classic way to spend the day. You can jump right from the diving platform. Just be mindful of the current that will take you through the Split – make sure you are sober, and a strong swimmer. After a nice swim, grab a drink and some food from one of the restaurants.

5. Go snorkeling or lobster fishing!

Snorkeling is a MUST in Belize – it’s home to the second largest barrier reef in the world! You will most certainly see turtles, all kinds of fish, and yes, even sharks and rays. I can’t begin to express how magical it is to swim in the reefs among the ocean life. I used to be scared, but I have become much more confident of a swing,,er and there are so many well-trained guides. Some experiences even include lunch (even catching your own!). I go with Under da Sea Adventures.

6. Take a food tour

Who doesn’t love to eat? A food tour (early in your trip) is a great way to get to know a place, and have a local guide. Taste of Caye Caulker in Belize offers walking foodie tours around the island. The pacing is nice, we tasted lots of different samples of delicious food and learned about the people behind the food. Highly recommend it!


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