Caye Caulker Local Customs

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  • 1. Barefoot

    I saw "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem" signs at several places around town. Life truly is laid back here - I know I keep using this phrase, but I can't think of a better way to describe it. People are...

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  • 2. Fresh fish on the pier

    Every night just before dinner time, we could see birds flying in circle over the beach near the Island Magic hotel - that was a sure sign that fresh fish had...

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  • 3. Caye Caulker's Chinatown!

    It is rather surprising that there should be such an important Chinese population on such a tiny Caribbean island but if I remember correctly, I counted no less...

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  • 4. Find a fisherman and have a feast!

    Fishing is Caye Caulker's second biggest industry (after tourism, of course), and practically everybody on the island knows someone who fishes. If you ask...

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  • 5. Rum punch, panty ripper & Belikin beer!

    It is virtually impossible to spend more than a day in Caye Caulker without having some rum punch - every restaurant has its own delicious recipe, and...

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  • 6. Mennonites in Belize

    It is always slightly surprising at first to spot a Mennonite family in the middle of all the tourists clad in beachwear, but given that there are now thousands...

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  • 7. Mennonite Colonies

    Belize is a diverse country with a mixed population of 49% Mestizos (Spanish-speaking Mayan/European mix), 25% Creoles (English-speaking African/European mix),...

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  • 8. Stilt Houses

    In some ways, our arrival on Caye Caulker was almost like a flashback to the days when we lived in Papua New Guinea! During a morning walk along the eastern...

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  • 9. Respect man!

    The locals are a mix from the past, slaves, Indians, Chinese, Koreans and Europeand are the most common nationalitys in Belize, they speak Creole and a feeling...

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  • 10. Laundry

    I know hanging your laundry out to dry is common in many places around the world, but this is the only place I've been where a hotel has actually encouraged it....

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  • 11. Be nice... and patient

    Folks on the island are totally laid back. They just want you to have a good time. So, enjoy their company. They move s-l-o-w, though. I had "fast food" once...

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