Caye Caulker feels like one small amusent park for adults. There are no cars or motorbikes, only bikes and some drunk people driving golf carts around. A walk around the island takes less than an hour and when you go through the streets in the North you are guaranteed to be asked at least ten times if you want food, weed or an organised day tour.
Caye Caulker feels more like a Caribbean Island than an island just an hour boat ride from mainland Belize. It has got white sandy beaches and turquoise water and the majority of the people here are english speakers of creole origin, lots of them rastafarians it seems
Its a place to go to slow down life, and there is not much to do. There are swings, tubes and hammocks that you can chille with a beer in at sip’n dip, you can jump of the tower and snorkel around the split, watch the sunset from the many piers or feed some meterlong tarpet from a canoo next to Bellas hostel, where we stayed. Caye Caulker had been amazing, but two days here was plenty for my taste.
Watch this on my vlog episode 9 here
Just half an hour boat trip from Corozal, a bordertown in Northern Belize, we arrived in a small fishing village called Sarteneja.
The place was exactly what we had been looking for; cheap local food, charming cheap bungalows at a place called “Backpackers Paradise” and plenty of space to ourselves- far away from the touristy Gringo Trail.
Our guesthouse rented out bikes and had a map showing that there were maya ruins, caves, cenotes and jungle trails around so se cycled from morning to evening looking for all of that. It was not all too impressing, but the fun part was just cycling past friendly locals, sparkling blue waters on white sandy trails while looking for them.
If you are looking for a quiet escape from tourists and dont need any fancy restaurants or accommodation, Sarteneja is the place to go.
Next trip has just been booked and in one month I will set off on a trip with the goal to visit every country in the Carribean!
Im keeping my trip exactly 90 days to be covered by my credit card Insurance with Bank Norwegian, I will visit 19 new countries with 11 of them being Carribean Islands:
Bahamas: November 8th on a day Trip from Miami
Jamaica November from 10th to 16th of November
Antigua & Barbuda from 16th to 18th of November
St.Kitts & Nevis from 18th to 19th of November
Dominica from 19th to 23rd of November
Barbados from 23rd to 24th of November
St.Lucia from 24th to 26th of November
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Grenada from 26th of Nov- 5th of Dec
Trinidad & Tobago from 5th – 11th of December
Suriname to Guyana from 11th to 17th of December
Mexico, Belize Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua between 18th of December and 19th of January
Haiti to Dominican Republic from January 19th to February 2nd
I’ve just ordered a know roaming global SIM to log my travels on the way, so stay tuned!