Just 21 miles northeast of Belize City, a short 15 minute flight on Tropic Air , Caye Caulker is the epitome of a laid back lifestyle. It still maintains its sandy streets and the motto “No shirt, no shoes no problem” is very much alive today. Caye Caulker, Cay Corker or Cayo Hicaco originated as a fishing community and was a popular watering hole for 17th century British pirates. Lobster has always been an important part of the livelihoods of many families here and today this precious commodity is celebrated annually in June with a festival dedicated to it. The Caye Caulker Lobsterfest is famous throughout Belize.
Caye Caulker has been on the backpacker scene since 60’s but today there is also a growing number of hotels catering to all tastes. Activities here center around the sea. The Caye Caulker Marine Reserve is a diver and snorkelers paradise and the nearby Hol Chan reserve together with Shark Ray Alley are not to be missed excursions (Check out our tour). Other activities on the island include kayaking, sailing, swimming, windsurfing and kitesurfing and of course just hanging out in one of the local bars and restaurants of which there is a great selection. The iconic Split is a thin canal dividing the north and South of the island. The Split has become a favorite place to “hang out”, swim, and meet fellow travelers.