The Split, Caye Caulker
Favorite thing: This would be the place to go if you’re really interested in the local flora. The Caye Caulker Belize Tourism Industry Association’s Mini-Reserve has a few interpretive trails with signs telling you what all the native trees and plants are. There’s also a resource center, but this was closed when we were there. Caye Caulker’s constant breezes can’t reach you in this little jungle forest, but it is indeed “mini” (just 1.5 acres) so it doesn’t take long to stroll through it. It’s near the southeast end of the island, right before you get to the airstrip.
Caye Caulker is just one of the many cayes lying on the Belizean coast, but its certainly the cheapest to get to as well as for finding accomodation.
Just some years ago a hurracane splitted the island in two at the 'split'. Now the smaller island is a nature reserve, while the other part is 'tourist' reserve.
There are many tourists, for sure! But that's not for nothing of course. The Barreer reef is just lying for the coast and trips are organised to dive and snorkel around. Tropical fishes, dolphins, sharks, manatees, ... you can see them all if you're lucky.
Favorite thing: Caye Caulker has only 3 main streets, wittily named: Front Street (faces the East), Middle, and Back Street (faces the West). There aren't really any cars, but there are golf carts and lots of bicycles. Here is a picture of the sunrise at the end of Front Street, near the Split.
Check out the Split, in Caye Caulker. It is one of the best places to just chill out. The Split was created by a hurricane that passed by in the '60s. It divided the island in two, and the 'other side' is mostly mangrove.
Here is a picture of this guy, crossing the Split in a styrofoam box and a piece of wood. It was a pretty funny unexpected sight, and no, he did not sink, it actually works!!