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Caye Caulker for the day

 Day trip to Caye Caulker.
Karen and I decided to venture out and take a day trip to the island of Caye Caulker today. We started with breakfast at Estel’s on Ambergris Caye after purchasing our round trip water taxi tickets to Caye Caulker from Caye Caulker water Taxi. ($35BZ round trip).
Day trip to Caye Caulker. Breakfast at Estel's.
Caye Caulker water taxi stand.
We have had breakfast a couple of times now at Estel’s and I would recommend it as a place to begin your day. Hard to go wrong getting a piping hot breakfast served to you as you sit on the beach. We have tried the bloody Mary’s and coffee, I would suggest the coffee to start the day. The water taxi trip to Caye Caulker was uneventful. As in it left right on time and arrived without excitement. The 21km trip takes 30 minutes. It is a little loud on the boat and the seats are just fibreglass but I found it very good and would use it again without a doubt.
Day trip to Caye Caulker. Water taxi home.
Caye Caulker totes itself as the backpackers destination and tries very hard to be what I would call the “hippy” destination. Unfortunately it suffers from it’s own success. If you are looking for a flashback to before the time where electronics ruled and barefoot in the sand is your goal, Caye Caulker is the place.
Day trip to Caye Caulker.
Caye Caulker is a wonderfully laid back place with not a lot to do. There are lots of companies offering snorkelling to the reef just off shore and a wonderful people watching location called the split. The bar there is called the Lazy Lizard (A sunny place for shady people). Other than that I didn’t see a lot else to do. I am not being critical of this, it is just a great place to unwind a take it very easy. In the interest of political correctness I am not including any pictures from our time at the split. Personal expression can be carried to extremes, just a personal observation. Great entertainment though.
 Day trip to Caye Caulker.
Day trip to Caye Caulker.
 The Split
For a day that started with threats of nasty storm clouds, we ended up with a wonderful day wandering a neighbouring island and enjoying the sights. Maybe it is because I am getting on in years, but I am very glad we are staying on Ambergris Caye and just taking the opportunity to visit places like Caye Caulker. The population density on Caye Caulker is certainly much higher than what you find on Ambergris Caye ( once you get out of San Pedro town that is) and the desperation to be different is something I find somewhat sad. So for this individual Caye Caulker will remain a short term destination for when one just wants something different for the day.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

4 comments on “Caye Caulker for the day

  1. Adams, Dianna


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  2. Looks like a fun day trip but I like the idea of the more tame location as your home-base and just visiting the other locations.

  3. keep the posts and pictures coming 🙂

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