Close your eyes and picture an idyllic tropical island with white sand beaches, blue-green water, palm trees rustling overhead in the warm breeze and a very laid back attitude. That's Caye Caulker summer vacations.
Caye Caulker is situated 21 miles northeast of Belize City and 11 miles south of Ambergris Caye and is the second largest of the approximately 200 small islands located off the coast of Belize. Caye Caulker, one half mile wide and less than five miles long, is also the second most populous of the Belizean cayes with about 1,200 full-time residents.
If you are looking for a way to get away from it all, Caye Caulker, Belize is a good choice for Caye Caulker summer vacations. This small Island off the coast of Belize can be reached by airplane or water taxi service on the half hour. Whether you want to dive, fish, snorkel, windsurf, or just relax in the sun, Caye Caulker is the place to stay.
Belize's barrier reef is a paradise for divers. Its the second largest reef in the world and it's immense span of living reef, encompasses every kind of coral known to nature.
The Reef begins at the northern end of Belize and continues some 150 miles south forming the edge of the countries coastal shelf. With over 200 small islands, called cayes (pronounced "keys") strewn out along the way, it's also where three of the four atolls in the Caribbean can be found.
Being so near to Belize, spend one day there. See the unforgettable world of the Belize jungle and the adventure of a lifetime. Discover the beauty and excitement found in the tropical jungle and the caves of Belize during Caye Caulker summer vacations. Encounter indigenous animals and plant life and the many relics of Belize's ancient Mayan past. Be prepared for a one of a kind adventure vacation in the heart of the Belize jungle!
The drop-offs from the atolls are spectacular and the variety of dive sites is seemingly endless. Here immense canyons have been formed by large coral ridges rising upward from a downward sloping sandy bottom. Filled with caves and tunnels, these canyons swarm with life, including snapper, grouper, nurse sharks and on occasions hammerhead and black-tip sharks. Barracuda, schools of spotted eagle rays, manta rays and schools of amberjack are common.
From Caye Caulker resort, local dive sites are reached in a matter of minutes. Protected waters inside the reef make getting to sites easy and comfortable. Additionally, divers and snorklers will find the Caribbean waters comfortable, with constant year-round temperatures in the low 80's. Visibility in the Caribbean is 50-100 feet with the undersea world appearing in vibrant colors; where underwater photos develop just as you see it, crisp and clear.
Caye Caulker offers great Snorkeling during Caye Caulker summer vacations. Experience shark/ray alley. Hundreds of sting rays of all sizes congregate here accompanied by families of friendly nurse sharks. With a depth of only 8 feet, the Sand Bar offers great photo opportunities.
Before the third snorkel stop, the boat pulls into San Pedro where you can have lunch at one of the many beachfront restaurants. Afterwards take some time to walk around the town. On the way back to Caye Caulker the last snorkel stop is at Coral Gardens.