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Caye Caulker free

Caye Caulker | Belize
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  • Type: Beaches, Neighborhood/Area
  • Time to Spend: More than Full Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.4)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Food Scene: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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Just 20 miles north of Belize City sits Caye Caulker, a four-mile-long, sun-soaked island that boasts superb diving and snorkeling opportunities and a relaxed tropical ambience. Though the island is mostly uninhabited, visitors flock to the restaurants, shops, and hotels perched at the northern tip near the Split (the area where Hurricane Hattie parted Caye Caulker into two halves in 1960). 

Like Ambergris Caye, this remote island offers a broad range of snorkeling, scuba, sailing, kayaking, and fishing services to nearby sites located along the surrounding barrier reef. But if you're more inclined to explore Mayan sites than embark on a sea excursion, Caye Caulker also boasts a variety of travel services that offer trips to the ancient ruins. Recent visitors praise Tsunami Adventures' full-day excursions from Caye Caulker to Altun Ha, Lamanai, and Xunantunich as well as its exceptionally warm staff. One TripAdvisor user raves, "The guides we had were experts in their fields, and most important, personable and fun." Excursion prices range from $160 to $230 BZD (about $81.50 to $117 USD), depending on site and expedition type. You can reach Caye Caulker by water taxi or plane from Belize City. For further details, consult our guide to Getting Around Belize.

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