Updated: Nov 23, 2018
Caye Caulker, Belize
The rumours are true; Belize is beautiful. The beaches are stunning. The people are ridiculously friendly. The seafood is delicious. We truly can’t complain about anything. The hot weather was a relief, especially after a few rainy and humid days in Flores, Guatemala. We arrived in Caye Caulker on a Thursday, and we only had less than 24 hours to explore before our three day sailing trip. Thankfully Caye Caulker is a relatively small island, and we were able to explore most of it on foot and by bicycle. You can’t help but feel relaxed and smile as you meet friendly locals along the street. The bakery there is reason enough to visit; Devon had to go back for seconds! We ate freshly caught lobster, tried conch fritters, and indulged in their cocktail specialty, the "panty ripper"... With coconut rum and pineapple juice, of course! We were sad we didn’t have more time on Caye Caulker, but we had organized a three day sailing trip that departed the next day.
The last three days feel like a blur. We sailed with sixteen other people from all over the world, visited private islands, snorkeled the second largest reef system in the world, and ate ceviche and fish that we caught off the boat...it was paradise. Some highlights for me include snorkelling with two meter rays, a nurse shark, a sea turtle, and seeing our guide use a spear gun to catch fish! Dolphins swam up right next to our boat as well. The birds were quite amazing too. I wish I knew all the different types! Devon caught a barracuda which was prepared for dinner one night.
We were sad to leave the boat, but now we are in a small city called Hopkins, which is almost as beautiful. We are going to relax here and then we will make our way up towards Cancun, Mexico for a friend’s wedding next week!