What to Do in Caye Caulker, Belize

There's a big debate between which major Belizean island you should visit when you travel to Belize; Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker. So when I began my year of travels for 2017 starting in Belize, I made it of particular importance to visit both islands. Read this blog about Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye to find out my opinion about which is the better island.

Caye Caulker often gets disregarded as being boring. After all, their slogan is "Go Slow". Now while some perceive this as "nothing to do here", I believe you can fill weeks of travel to Caye Caulker with activities.

Here is a list of some fun things to do while on Caye Caulker, Belize.

1. Snorkel or Dive

Shark Ray Alley

Shark Ray Alley

There are so many options for snorkeling and diving off the coast of Caye Caulker, after all the Belize Barrier Reef is 190 miles (km).

Some favorites include Hol Chan, The Great Blue Hole, Tres Cocos, Turneffe Atoll, Shark Ray Alley, and South Channel.

2. Yoga

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Caye Caulker Belize sunset yoga.jpg

Yoga is held several times per week on a rooftop overlooking the water. Of late, the schedule has been Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5pm for sunset yoga. Check with the Little Blue Shop on the main street when you arrive for up to date information, or book your trip with us and we'll make sure you've got all the accurate information.

3. Water Sports

Caye Caulker Belize kiteboard | Sapphire & Elm Travel Co.

Rent a paddle board or kiteboard and spend some time on the water. 

4. Dive or Fly Over the Great Blue Hole

Great Blue Hole Belize

5. Kayak

Caye Caulker Belize kayak | Sapphire & Elm Travel Co.
Caye Caulker Belize kayak | Sapphire & Elm Travel Co.

Kayaking is such a fun and wonderful way to connect with the water while getting an upper body and core workout!

6. Drink & Play at the Lazy Lizard

Hang out at the Lazy Lizard on The Split for some cocktails, corn hole and sun.

Caye Caulker Belize the Split | Sapphire & Elm Travel Co.

7. Rope Swing at the Split

On the opposite side of the Lazy Lizard at the Split, you can swim to a rope swing to jump off! The locals are almost always there utilizing it, so it's easy to spot from the Lazy Lizard.

8. Rent & Ride Bikes

Cruise around the island on the chillest form of transportation.

9. Visit the Seahorse Sanctuary

Caye Caulker Belize seahorse sanctuary | Sapphire & Elm Travel Co.

On the west side of the island, there is a lovely small seahorse sanctuary which allows for the species to reproduce and live in open yet protected waters.

10. Play with the Dogs & Cats at the Rescue

There's a sweet dog and cat rescue facility on the main street. You can volunteer to play with, feed and walk the animals.

11. Spot the Manatees

West Indian Manatees live southwest of the Caye Caulker in the Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary. You can visit in hopes of spotting an endangered manatee.

TIP: As manatees are about to breach, they create a large circle of still water. 

12. The Beach

Caye Caulker Belize beach | Sapphire & Elm Travel Co.

This might seem obvious, but you should make it a point to spend days relaxing, reading, swimmings and soaking up some essential Vitamin D. Lather on the sunscreen and enjoy a little R&R.

13. Feed the Tarpon

Feeding these fish might give you quite the scare! At first glance they look like a small shark, and when they jump out of the water for food, they're quite powerful! I had a bruise on my thumb for a week!

Your travels shouldn't be stressful or mass produced. Belize has so many unique travel experiences, let us navigate the world of travel planning for you. 

Contact us to help you plan your next great adventure to Antigua, Guatemala, Central America or the rest of the world. 

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