Caye Caulker Info
Breathe easy and settle back, Caye Caulker has it all
Just a half a mile west of the barrier reef and 21 miles from Belize City is Caye Caulker, an island 5 miles long and less than a mile wide. The most noted landmark on Caye Caulker, the “split” cuts the island into 2 parts, the southern developed area, and the northern mangroves. The south island inhabits the low-key, sandy-lane, tropically-colored town of Caye Caulker. Historically a Caribbean fishing village known for its lobster harvest, tourism has gradually taken over as the primary industry. With 1,300 permanent residents, there is an intimate feel to Caye Caulker, with no cars or paved roads, just sandy lanes with bicycles and a few golf carts. The Caribbean beach town is sprinkled with original colorful clapboard houses, family run restaurants, palapa bars and a row of local street artisans. The laid-back authentic feel to the island that is best expressed with the island mantra “Go Slow”.
Guests come to the island for the first-class diving and snorkeling on the second largest barrier reef system. A snorkeling trip can take you out to sting ray alley in the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve or acclaimed Hol Chan Marine Reserve to swim alongside manatee, turtles and admire the colorful coral reef gardens. For a more active adventure, there is also world-class fishing, wind surfing, kite surfing and sailing. Making this the perfect adventurous, yet tranquil holiday spot. So kick back, have a refreshing drink overlooking the cerulean blue sea and watch the sun set on another perfect day.