There are some things people generally assume about Belize. They assume it’s sunny, that the vibes are always good, and that the ceviche is the best ceviche ever.This island is the beachy paradise in Belize where the vibes are REAL good, and even if a temporary storm decides to make it rain, you have so many reasons to smile.
Vibes: the lifted state of euphoria and contentment your heart finds itself in when it feels like the universe and all those within it are really just conspiring to ensure you a good day. Once your heart is in that place, you just emit these sun rays that no one can see but can feel because they feel it too just from looking at you.
In Caye Caulker, the vibes are coming from the guy selling the catch of the day, the vibes are coming from the guides leading diving and snorkeling tours, the vibes are coming from the turtles and the fish in the sea, the vibes are coming from the palm trees, the guy making necklaces out of conch shells, the people hanging out watching the sunset .
The ocean and other resources
This may go without saying, but you’re likely visiting Caye Caulker due to its proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef and the Blue Hole. A dream for divers, snorkelers, swimmers and flounder-ers from all corners of the world, everything you read, see and watch about this attraction is truly that and much more. The Blue Hole, the largest sea hole in the world, boasts depths that exceed 400ft and is one of the best dive destinations in the world.
While my overall wish and hope is that if you find yourself on the idyllic island of Caye Caulker, I also hope you find the time to take on the reef and surrounding areas. There’s nothing like swimming with turtles, seahorses and manatees.
I could definitely spend the entire article talking about fresh fruit and seafood on Caye Caulker because it’s my take-home message to everyone who asks me what Belize is like. If you like lobster and ceviche, this is basically where all your dreams come true.A lovely soul on my tour (who became a dear friend based solely on how we’d eat FRESH ceviche multiple times a day just because we could), ordered lobster every night. (And she always saved a bite for me, bless her heart.)
Imagine a tiny little piece of land where you could walk from one side to the other in 15 minutes and wherever you ended up, you’d be able to see the sunset. Caye Caulker is this exact clump of magic in the middle of the ocean. And you get to see the sun explode on the horizon from somewhere different every night.
Something that every seasoned traveler knows is that the guide on whatever excursion you may be on is everything. The guides you encounter on your tour are not only crucial to the local economy and the health of community relationships, they are also the ones who provide you with local expertise.