Caye Caulker: Go Slow

29 Oct

We made it to Caye Caulker, a very small Island of the coast of Belize last night after a day of travel from Tulum. Sad to leave Mexico, but this place makes is hard to stay that way. The motto for Caye Caulker is “Go Slow” and everyone abides by the rule. There are no cars here, only golf carts, and you need to walk at about half the speed you normally do. The island is only about 800 meters wide and not very long at all. The place is basically part of the Caribbean, with rastas speaking Creole (English spoken with such an accent that you can’t understand a word) and the building painted bright pinks, greens and blues.

We checked into our hostel – Bella’s – a very chilled out and popular hostel and then made our way out to get some cash and grab some food. Unfortunately, as it was Sunday night, the ATM was out of money for the week only to be filled this morning, but luckily we managed to find a restaurant that takes card(turns out most places do here). We had an amazing dinner of fresh seafood at Rose’s, where you pick your own dinner at the front of the restaurant and they put it straight onto the BBQ. Doesn’t get much fresher, as the lobster were still live. Back at the hostel I chilled out while Kel went for a nighttime kayak with some others under the full moon.

This morning we spent wandering around and checking out the island and this afternoon we started our PADI dive certificate… now we have to do the boring reading part, so I would say its going to be a quiet night (but you never know!)

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