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The Cayes and Atolls Travel Guide

Caye Caulker

A half-hour away from San Pedro by water taxi and sharing essentially the same reef and sea ecosystems, Caye Caulker is very different from its big sister island, Ambergris Caye. It's smaller (with a population of around 1,500), less developed, way more relaxed, and less expensive.

Caye Caulker has long been a stop on the Central America backpacker trail, and it remains Belize's

most popular budget destination, although more upscale lodgings are opening and the island now has several condo developments. Still, flowers outnumber cars 1,000 to 1 (golf carts, bicycles, and bare feet are the preferred means of transportation).

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