This country was the continuation of an amazing road trip with some friends on January 2009, after visiting Guatemala.
Belize is a small country, there’s not much to see but it has amazing small islands on the caribbean. We left our cars in Belize City and took a ferry to Caye Caulker, where we spent three days enjoying the beach and the car-free environment.
Or Key Caulker, pronounced Kikoke (the local’s English is hard to understand). It is a narrow island, with no cars, that you can walk from end to end in less than an hour. As there’s no easy access, food and lodging is somewhat expensive.
There’s a small beach on it’s north side, where you can rent a kayak and explore nearby. There are also several piers, where I lost my camera in one of the dumbest ways possible.
BELIZE BARRIER REEF
We took a snorkeling day tour with Ragamuffin Tours to visit the reef. I was offered prescription goggles, but thought they weren’t necessary (huge mistake, I barely saw anything). We swam with rays and colorful fish (or so they say), and were told there could be small sharks nearby!
But the best part was on our way back. To avoid polluting the reef, you have to return with the wind’s impulse, so Captain Jerry gave us Caribbean rum to enjoy the slow sail home.